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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Patrick Grange died in 2012 at the age of 29. He reportedly had ALS. Researchers at Boston University tested his brain and say he had extensive frontal lobe damage and a build-up of a protein linked to CTE (Photo: CBS 2)

Researchers Link Heading In Soccer to Degenerative Brain Disease

CTE is a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head. Typically, it’s been found in football players and boxers, but now a soccer player has become the first in his sport to be publicly named with the disease.

02/28/2014

Junior Seau (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Family Of Junior Seau Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against NFL

The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker’s suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football.

01/23/2013

Tiki Barber (file / credit: Mike McGregor/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

Tiki Barber Fears For His Health After Years Of Rough Football

With more attention being paid these days to the cumulative effects of concussions, WCBS 880 afternoon drive anchor Steve Scott spoke with former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, who talked about his concerns for his own future health.

01/10/2013

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Boomer Reacts To Junior Seau CTE Findings: ‘Really Bad’ For NFL

NFL great Junior Seau was suffering from a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last year, according to a study released Thursday.

01/10/2013