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BU Releases Study of Former NFL Player's Brain

They say the 46-year-old died in March from stage four CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease linked to repeated brain trauma

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    BU studied the brain of former NFL player Kevin Turner (Published Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016)

    Raymond Turner is still upset over the death of his son Kevin, a former NFL fullback with the Patriots and Eagles who started playing football when he was only 5. His father was his first coach.

    This morning, researchers at Boston University released the results of their study of former NFL player, Kevin Turner's brain. They say the 46-year-old died in March from stage four CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease linked to repeated brain trauma as well as the onset of ALS.

    Before his death, Turner was a plaintiff in a concussion lawsuit against the NFL. It resulted in a financial settlement and rule changes. But his father is not convinced the league wants to change anything.

    BU’s CTE center says Turner’s brain was one of the worst cases they’ve seen.

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