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Stories tagged: chronic traumatic encephalopathy


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Mark Rypien admitted to hitting his wife despite couple’s insistence he didn’t commit domestic violence, police say

According to arresting officer Todd Brownlee’s report of the incident, Rypien acknowledged hitting his wife Danielle Rypien on Sunday, June 30, near Maple Street and Garland Avenue in his car …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 10:24 a.m.

Rypien, wife say he didn’t commit domestic violence assault; CTE medication not to blame

Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of domestic violence, wrote in a joint statement with his wife that he didn’t commit a crime.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 4:33 p.m.

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

Tests conducted on the brain of former football star Aaron Hernandez showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. His attorney said Thursday that the player’s daughter …


Dr. Bennet Omalu, who identified CTE, has 6-figure book deal

The forensic pathologist who identified the brain disease CTE afflicting numerous football players and was played by Will Smith in the movie “Concussion” is working on a memoir.