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Latest CTE Study Paints Clearest Picture Yet Of Connection Between Football, Brain Damage

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 26 / 17

Researchers who studied the brains of 202 dead football players yesterday "published the most detailed portrait to date of the devastation wrought" by CTE, which they hope "removes any final doubts of the severity and long-lasting damage" caused by repeated blows to the head, according to a front-pa...

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