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Aaron Hernandez' Lawyers Contend He Had Severe CTE In Lawsuit Against NFL, Patriots

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 22 / 17

A new $20M lawsuit filed against the NFL and the Patriots on behalf of the family of the late Aaron Hernandez claims he had a "'severe' degenerative brain disease that caused him to hang himself in his jail cell," according to Bob McGovern of the BOSTON HERALD. Shortly after his April 19 suicid...

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NFL LEAGUE NOTES

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