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The theory of relativity states that for every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction. Recent headlines have driven that point home and some seemingly unrelated stories intersect at one common point—football. Upon closer examination of the stories however, you see how they are entwined and how certain actions produce the reactions that mimic physical law.
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For every year of absorbing the pounding and repeated head collisions that comes with playing American tackle football, a person’s risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a devastating neurodegenerative disease, increases by 30 percent. And for every 2.6 years of play, the risk of developing CTE doubles. These new findings from an analysis of 266 deceased former amateur and professional football players—reported in Annals of Neurology by a team of researchers from the Boston University CTE Center—are the first to quantify the strength of the link between playing tackle football and developing CTE.
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Covering the NFL concussion settlement litigation as it plays out, it’s easy to get caught up in the dockets and the numbers. It’s essential to remind ourselves that behind those figures and words are families and personal stories.
One of the individuals who was instrumental in beginning the story was former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Mike Webster through his family. Webster, who anchored the Pittsburgh offensive line through a dominant stretch of the middle and late 1970s, passed in 2002. Webster was also one of the first former NFL players to be diagnosed post-mortem with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Witnessing most of Webster’s story was his son, Garrett.
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Jeff played for Buffalo, Tampa and the Raiders from 1973-1980. Along the way he suffered multiple injuries: Torn ACL, Torn MCL, Multiple Neck and lower back injuries, a broken foot and crushed ankles. He also suffered from repeated hits to the head and at 30 years old, it was the last job he would ever have.
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Notre Dame, NCAA try to run out the clock in their motions to dismiss John Askin’s brain injury lawsuit
John Askin once wore number 72 for the Fighting Irish. Now he’s fighting the school and the NCAA for his brain. We first reported on the lawsuit in February shortly after the former linebacker filed in Jefferson Circuit Court, in Kentucky, his state of residence after months of attempted negotiations with the school seeking compensation for his latent brain injuries.
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Judge Anita B. Brody has dismissed the lawsuit filed by the daughter of the late Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd had been acquitted of a double murder days before he committed suicide in his prison cell on April 19, 2017.
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