Study: New cases of CTE in players

Updated: December 3, 2012, 8:40 PM ET
By Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada | ESPN.com

Researchers at Boston University have discovered 28 new cases of chronic brain damage in deceased football players -- including 15 who played in the NFL -- more than doubling the number of documented cases connecting football to long-term brain disease.

The NFL players include two Hall of Famers: running back Ollie Matson, who played 14 seasons in the 1950s and 1960s, and Colts tight end John Mackey, who played 10 seasons and once served as the head of the NFL players' union. Both died ...

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