It is being revealed that Aaron Hernandez was suffering from sever CTE, also known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
According to US Weekly:
Researchers who examined Hernandez’s brain determined it was “the most severe case they had ever seen in someone of Aaron’s age,” the late athlete’s attorney Jose Baez said during a press conference today… The examination, which was performed by Boston University CTE Center director Dr. Ann McKee, showed that the former tight end’s brain had stage III CTE. Stage IV is the most severe form of the degenerative brain disease, which can only be diagnosed posthumously and has been linked to the repeated head trauma found in more than 100 former NFL players
Baez also announced on Thursday that Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts federal court against the Patriots and the NFL on behalf of the couple’s 4-year-old daughter, Avielle. The suit claims the Patriots and the NFL were “fully aware of the damage that could be inflicted from repetitive impact injuries and failed to disclose, treat or protect him from the dangers of such damage.
Aaron Hernandez died in April after committing suicide.…. We got a player who was in the NFL for 13 minutes and has the brain damage of a 60 something year old? The NFL won’t outrun this.