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Chris Henry data sound football alarm

Is it possible that football is as dangerous to the brain as boxing? The results say yes

Originally Published: June 29, 2010
By Johnette Howard | Special to ESPN.com

Dr. Bennet Omalu is a forensic neuropathologist by training. He grew up in Nigeria and admits that for years after arriving in the United States, he knew nothing about football. He used to be the assistant medical examiner for the city of Pittsburgh. And what Omalu first saw in 2002 while performing an autopsy on retired Steelers lineman Mike Webster, what he saw after he put some slides of Webster's brain under a microscope for a routine examination, eventually led to Omalu's being discredited ...

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