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NFL.com via Good Morning America is confirming what most of us knew and suspected. After having extensive research done on his brain, deceased NFL great Junior Seau, who committed suicide last year, did in fact have signs of CTE.
CTE is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in those with a history of repetitive brain trauma. Seau played 20 years and went to 12 straight Pro Bowls while playing for the Chargers, Dolphins and Patriots.
The 43-year-old Seau was found with a self-inflicted gun shot wound in his Oceanside, Calif. home on May 2.
At the request of his family his brain was sent to National Institutes of Health for more advanced evaluation. There the NIH was able to confirm their findings, and they were released Thursday.
The NFL released this statement.
“We appreciate the Seau family’s cooperation with the National Institutes of Health. The finding underscores the recognized need for additional research to accelerate a fuller understanding of CTE. The NFL, both directly and in partnership with the NIH, Centers for Disease Control and other leading organizations, is committed to supporting a wide range of independent medical and scientific research that will both address CTE and promote the long-term health and safety of athletes at all levels. The NFL clubs have already committed a $30 million research grant to the NIH, and we look forward to making decisions soon with the NFL Players Association on the investment of $100 million for medical research that is committed in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. We have work to do, and we’re doing it.”
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A team of independent researchers who studied Seau's brain concluded the legendary NFL linebacker suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Junior Seau, one of the NFL's best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Results of an NIH study of Seau's brain revealed abnormalities consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
The NIH, based in Bethesda, Md...
Junior Seau, one of the NFL’s best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Results of an NIH study of Seau’s brain revealed abnormalities consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
“The brain was independently evaluated...
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The Seau family donated the brain of former NFL star Junior Seau to the National Institutes of Health for analysis as to a possible cause for his downward spiral and eventual suicide.
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Now we know for sure and we know the suspicions...
Junior Seau suffered from brain disease at time of death
Degenerative Brain Disease was discovered in the brain of deceased NFL linebacker, Junior Seau.
With his family’s consent, a study of Seau’s brain was conducted at the National Institutes of Health that revealed chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
Of the findings, Seau’s son, Tyler Seau, told Fox Sports…...
Hall of Famer Junior Seau took his own life in May of 2012. His family donated his brain to the National Institute of Health in Washington, D.C. to see if repeated head trama from years of football was a contributing factor. The former linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots [...]
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