Does CTE, The Brain Disease Found In NFL Players, Really Exist?

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August 13th, 2013

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Chris Nowinski, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Last week, an autopsy revealed that Cullen Finnerty, a former college quarterback who in May went missing in the woods of Lake County, Michigan, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, the degenerative brain disease at the forefront of the debate over connections between head injuries, professional football and brain damage…

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