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Head-trauma researchers want to study Benoit's brain

Updated: June 30, 2007, 9:57 AM ET
By Peter Keating and Shaun Assael | ESPN The Magazine

The double-murder and suicide involving pro wrestler Chris Benoit, already marked by a series of bizarre developments, is taking another macabre turn.

Researchers involved with the study of brain trauma in deceased NFL players are seeking permission to look at Benoit's brain to try to learn whether head trauma might have played a role in Benoit's condition.

"We don't know, but we would like to find out," said Julian Bailes, chairman of neurosurgery at the University of West Virginia ...

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