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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SPORTS -

Of the 202 de­ceased foot­ball play­ers whose brains were ex­am­ined by Dr. Ann McKee, 111 played in the NFL and 110 of those were found to have chronic trau­matic en­cephalopa­thy, the de­gen­er­a­tive dis­ease be­lieved to be caused by re­peated blows to the head. Forty-four line­men — of­fen­sive and de­fen­sive — were found to have CTE. The brains were from play­ers who died as young as 23 and as old as 89:

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