Category: Keith Primeau

NFL Player Dave Duerson Suffered from Advanced CTE

May 3rd, 2011 in Chris Nowinski, CSTE in Print, Dr. Cantu, Dr. McKee, Dr. Stern, Keith Primeau, NFL, SLI on TV

By: BUniverse (462) in facultystaff

Researchers at the Boston Unviersity Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (BU CSTE), revealed today that Dave Duerson, a former NFL player who committed suicide in February at age 50, was suffering from moderately advanced case of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease linked to repeated brain trauma. Duerson played safety in the NFL for 11 seasons, for the Chicago Bears, NY Giants, and Phoenix Cardinals. He was named to four Pro Bowls and won two Super Bowls, with the Bears in 1986 and the Giants in 1991.


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More than just a bump on the head

April 12th, 2009 in CSTE in Print, Keith Primeau

Star Tribune, 4/12/09:
“More than just a bump on the head” Hockey Start Keith Primeau will donate brain to the CSTE.