Jul 26, 2017
By Christine Ross
Shocking findings from a new study of 202 former football players including NFL and high school athletes. It has found evidence of brain disease in nearly all of them. Researchers says the findings point to a link between repeated blows to the head and chronic traumatic encephalopathy or C-T-E. Study author Dr. Ann McKee says C-T-E was diagnosed in 177 former players they studied. The report is based on a sample of men who donated their brains to a Boston clinic that studies C-T-E, and doesn’t confirm that the condition is common in all football players. However many donors contributed because they had repeated concussions and troubling symptoms before they died. Receiver Andrew Hawkins, who helped the Montreal Alouettes win two Grey Cup championships is retiring from the NFL’s New England Patriots and donating his brain to research. The 31-year-old says his body just isn’t responding to training camp preparation .