New research from Boston University shows widespread brain damage in former NFL players

WGBH | Research has already established that the intense tackles and utter brute force that takes place in professional football puts players at risk of permanently damaging their brain, or developing CTE — Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. But new data from Boston University suggests that that risk might be much higher than previously thought. Of the 376 former NFL players who participated in their study, a whopping 345 have been diagnosed with CTE: over 90%. Listen now.