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CTE identifier involved in autopsy

Updated: May 4, 2012, 12:26 AM ET
By Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru | ESPN

The forensic pathologist who first identified chronic brain damage as a factor in the deaths of some NFL players flew to San Diego on Thursday to participate in the autopsy of former All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau, two sources with knowledge of the case told ESPN.com.

The pathologist, Bennet Omalu, assisted in the autopsy conducted by the San Diego County medical examiner because of his experience with NFL players and brain injuries, the sources said.

Omalu's involvement, less ...

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