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July 26, 2017

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Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist, has examined the brains of 202 deceased football players. A broad survey of her findings was published on Tuesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Of the 202 players, 111 of them played in the N.F.L. — and 110 of those were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., the degenerative disease believed to be caused by repeated blow...

January 23, 2013

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by Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada | PBS Frontline | January 22, 2013

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ESPN reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru are writing a book about football and brain injuries, to be published in 2013 by Crown Books, a division of Random House, and FRONTLINE is producing a documentary based on the reporters’ research. This article was produced as part of a collaboration with ESPN. L...

September 24, 2012

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By Zorianna Kit | Reuters

LOS ANGELES — When a concussion forced WWE’s Christopher Nowinski to retire in 2004, the professional wrestler and former Harvard football player wanted to understand his condition better and set out to raise awareness for sports head trauma. The result was his 2006 book “Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis” and a new career as a concussion activist....

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