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    Aaron Hernandez Found to Have Severe C.T.E.

    Aaron Hernandez Found to Have Severe C.T.E.


    Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end who committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence for murder, was found to have a severe form of C.T.E., the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head trauma that has been found in more than 100 former N.F.L. players.

    A lawyer for Hernandez, Jose Baez, in announcing the result at a news conference Thursday, said researchers determined it was “the most severe case they had ever seen in someone of Aaron’s age,” which was 27.

    C.T.E., or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, can be diagnosed only posthumously. Hernandez is the latest former N.F.L. player to have committed suicide and then been found to have C.T.E., joining Dave Duerson, Junior Seau, Andre Waters, Ray Easterling and Jovan Belcher, among others. Seau and Duerson shot themselves in the chest so that researchers would be able to examine their brains. Hernandez was found hanging in his prison cell.

    Seau, Duerson and Waters were all older than 40, while Hernandez is one of the youngest former N.F.L. players to have been found with the disease. In July, researchers at Boston University released findings that showed that they had found C.T.E. in the brains of 110 of the 111 former N.F.L. players they had examined.

    Baez said he has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Patriots and the N.F.L. on behalf of Hernandez’s daughter.

    Hernandez’s brain was examined by Dr. Ann McKee, chief of neuropathology at the VA Boston Healthcare System and director of the CTE Center at Boston University. She developed categories to describe the severity of the disease. Those with Stage 3 of C.T.E., typically had cognitive impairment and trouble with executive functions like planning and organizing. Those with Stage 4, the most severe version of the disease, had dementia, difficulty finding words and aggression.

    Dr. McKee said in a statement that Hernandez had Stage 3.

    The discovery of C.T.E. adds another turn in Hernandez’s meteoric rise and fall. After a standout career at Florida, Hernandez signed a record $40 million contract with the Patriots in 2012, when he was 22 years old. Just five years before, he had been working menial jobs in his hardscrabble hometown of Bristol, Conn., where he drove a $300 used car he bought with money borrowed from friends.

    Yet 10 months after he signed his contract, in 2013, the body of a friend who had been shot multiple times, was discovered. He was convicted of the friend’s murder, was accused and acquitted of two other killings from 2012 and became a stark example of out-of-control, off-field behavior by N.F.L. players.

    Even his demise was filled with turmoil. After Hernandez died, Baez called a news conference in front of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and accused the state of “illegally” withholding Hernandez’s brain. Hernandez’s body had been discovered the day before tied with a bedsheet to the window of his prison cell in Shirley, Mass. His death was later ruled a suicide.

    The findings may help Hernandez’s family if it chooses to file for an award in the class-action settlement with the N.F.L.

    Players who are younger than 45 when they are found to have C.T.E. can receive as much as $4 million. Those who died after the settlement was approved in April 2015 are not eligible for an award, but Hernandez’s family could argue for an exemption.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/21/s...cte-brain.html
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    "My own .50 cal cawk." -Constantine bragging about his half inch dick.

    "I was at my peak and had at least 60lbs on her. i started it not wanting to bash her; she tore into me like she wanted me dead. didn't dismantle me entirely, but out-punched me, out-boxed me, surprised me and embarrassed me." -Jimmy β

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fists of Palm View Post
    Not surprising. We get off on violence, we perpetuate violence.
    You get off on men, you perpetuate gay porn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Lime View Post
    jesus, i wonder how exactly does the brain trauma cause that kind of deterioration. that shit looks like a fuckin cancer brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPQR View Post
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    Well I guess it wasn't his fault after all. "Blame the disease, not the person" (chants America in 10 years).

    EDIT: Shit it looks like they be starting the chant now. He's still a piece of shit, Benoit too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike haggar View Post
    Well I guess it wasn't his fault after all. "Blame the disease, not the person" (chants America in 10 years).
    Look for the government to recognize that all black people have CTE soon...

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    Look for the government to recognize that all black people have CTE soon...
    It will probably be the new PTSD except instead of being used by service people to get a free disability check from Uncle Sam, it will be used as the standard court defense. So I guess it will be nothing like PTSD except it will also be highly cited by the media, overly diagnosed, and misused.

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    Nice one, Mr. False Dichotomy.
    This comment is marinating in my head and actually jarring some things loose at the moment. I think it might be triggering a paradigm shift in my thinking, I might have to thank you in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike haggar View Post
    It will probably be the new PTSD except instead of being used by service people to get a free disability check from Uncle Sam, it will be used as the standard court defense. So I guess it will be nothing like PTSD except it will also be highly cited by the media, overly diagnosed, and misused.
    i think it's already overly diagnosed. i mean, if soccer players have CTE from heading balls, pretty much anyone who gets hit in the head (which is fuckin everyone) has some form of CTE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike haggar View Post
    It will probably be the new PTSD except instead of being used by service people to get a free disability check from Uncle Sam, it will be used as the standard court defense. So I guess it will be nothing like PTSD except it will also be highly cited by the media, overly diagnosed, and misused.
    ....spoken like someone who hasn't serviced our country.
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    lol @ lock and his ridiculous private betting

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    When did mike faggar become an The enema clone?
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    lol @ lock and his ridiculous private betting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feng Shui View Post
    ....spoken like someone who hasn't serviced our country.
    your missus has been seviced by half of the country
    'Shut your faggot mouth boy. You have no clue as to who the fuck you are addressing.'

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    When did jimmy become a low-energy lock clone?
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    lol @ lock and his ridiculous private betting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feng Shui View Post
    ....spoken like someone who hasn't serviced our country.
    I've serviced tons of men thank you, maybe not the entire country but TONS.

    Nah I didn't serve but I grew up on base for most of my life and most of my friends joined up to get out of the hell hole town. Lots of people claim PTSD to get a check, it's a thing. I'm not saying it's all fake and it's certainly over-diagnosed.

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    Meant served but maybe service was more appropriate.
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    lol @ lock and his ridiculous private betting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feng Shui View Post
    When did jimmy become a low-energy lock clone?
    i'm sorry. but really felt like i had no choice on that one. have a nice afternoon
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