Category: NFL

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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Morey: NFL Needs to Aid Brain, Concussion Research

September 16th, 2009 in forbes, NFL

Bleacherreport.com, 9/16/09:
“Morey: NFL Needs to Aid Brain, Concussion Research”

Three Active NFL Pro Bowl Players to Donate Brains to CSTE

September 14th, 2009 in CSTE in Print, NFL

US News and World Report, 9/14/09:
“Three Active NFL Pro Bowl Players to Donate Brains to CSTE”

NFL: Dodging the Concussion Discussion

August 26th, 2009 in Dr. McKee, NFL

NPR, 8/26/09:
“NFL: Dodging the Concussion Discussion?” featuring Dr. Ann McKee of Boston University School of Medicine (print and audio)

NFL Players Association

June 16th, 2009 in NFL

NFL Players Association, 6/16/2009:
“Union & League Move Forward in Studying NFL Player Concussions”

NFL called on concussions: No more head games

January 28th, 2009 in CSTE in Print, NFL

Boston Herald, 1/28/09:
“NFL called on concussions: No more head games”

Does pro football cause brain injury?

January 28th, 2009 in Dr. Stern, NFL

The Takeaway, 1/28/09: “Does pro football cause brain injury?” featuring Dr. Stern (audio)

New Sign of Brain Damage in N.F.L.

January 27th, 2009 in CSTE in Print, NFL

New York Times, 1/27/09: “New Sign of Brain Damage in N.F.L.”