According to the newspaper, Jenkins-Hernandez's lawsuit alleges that the Patriots and NFL "concealed and misrepresented the risks of repeated traumatic head impacts to NFL players", and "needlessly delayed adoption of rules and league policies related to player health and safety with regard to concussions and subconcussive head trauma". Hernandez was in prison after being convicted of the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2015 and was serving a life sentence.
The CTE Center statement added that he had "severe deposition of tau protein in the frontal lobes of the brain" as well as a "deposition of tau protein in nerve cells around small blood vessels, a unique feature of CTE".
"It was the most severe case they had ever seen", said attorney Jose Baez, who successfully defended Hernandez in the double-murder case this year.
Of particular concern is repeated head trauma before the age of 13, while the brain is still maturing, he said.
He signed a $40 million contract with the Patriots in 2012 at the age of 22. Researchers are seeking to identify genes that may make certain people susceptible to damage from head blows, and they believe drugs and alcohol might also play a role. So when they found a traumatized brain with advanced degeneration from CTE, it rang alarm bells that perhaps other stories haven't.
The diagnosis comes from a Boston University researcher who has studied hundreds of brains from football players, college athletes and even younger players, donated after their deaths.
Joe Lockhart, NFL executive vice president of communications and public affairs, said Friday that the league will "contest the claim vigorously".
The New York Times points out that Hernandez is the "latest former National Football League player to have committed suicide and then been found to have CTE, joining Dave Duerson, Junior Seau, Andre Waters, Ray Easterling and Jovan Belcher, among others".
Hernandez's professional career was not a long one.
Remember Baez has a different goal than those who don't want kids playing football or want the sport banned.
"When hindsight is 20-20, you look back and there are things you might have noticed", he said before pivoting to the most honest thing said in this whole mess.
Crystal Palace have no new injuries and could hand a start to defender Mamadou Sakho after he impressed in midweek. Wilfried Zaha is making good progress but won't be back until the second week of October following a knee injury.
On Monday, the official China Daily said sanctions should be given time to bite but that the door must be left open to talks. On Friday, North Korea lobbed an intermediate-range missile over Japan for the second time in less than three weeks.
But just as important is the new software for your old iPhone - iOS 11 has arrived, and it brings with it a load of new features. Those functions include AirDrop, AirPlay, Apple Pencil, Apple Watch, Instant Hotspot, Location Services, and more.
Ready to play in the Champions League, ready to play from the start with Chelsea . "We try our best in every competition we play". Kenedy opened the scoring, while Michy Batshuayi scored a hat-trick to remind everyone of his abilities.
House leaders suggested the downgrade could help bring lawmakers together to address major cost drivers in the state budget. Lawmakers authorized almost $32 billion in spending on June 30 and have grappled ever since with how to fully fund it.
The Republican president's administration issued travel bans on people from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees. Now is the time to show the world that America welcomes refugees, and that other countries should too.
The Belgian could feature here, especially when you consider Chelsea's next two fixtures - Atletico Madrid and Manchester City. Kurt Zomba is ineligible to play against his parent club while Ryan Shawcross and Geoff Cameron remain on the sidelines.
Trump has unleashed many strong statements on North Korea including his August warning the North will be met with "fire and fury". Kim stated that he would not abandon Pyongyang's nuclear tests, and threatened to make Trump " pay dearly " for his speech.
Ramos has been an integral part of Real Madrid since joining the La Liga giants from his boyhood club Sevilla in 2005. Ceballos received a pass from Marco Asensio , fought through a tackle, and shot just inside the post for the opener.
Devi Sri Prasad has composed music for this flick with Chota K Naidu cranking the camera and Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao editing it. After getting an earth-shattering opening, the Telugu film has managed to retain good viewership on its second day.
Conte reacts to Chelsea win at Stoke and Morata display
Kurt Zomba is ineligible to play against his parent club, while Ryan Shawcross and Geoff Cameron remain on the sidelines. While we're assuming that Christensen has that job, that means that one of Cahill or Rudiger would have to miss out.
Blame the company, not me, says London's mayor after Uber ban
In backing the decision to strip Uber of its licence, Khan said: "All private-hire operators in London need to play by the rules". Its arrival in London created a clash nearly immediately with the city's famed black cabs, which trace their roots back to 1634.
President Trump calls on UN to reform
Trump continued to bring back his recent Twitter insult against Kim by saying " Rocket Man is on a suicide mission". Just a few minutes ago, President Trump took the stage at the United Nations General Assembly in NY .