Sport Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Hernandez's brain

17:36  21 april  2017
17:36  21 april  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Dispute emerges over release of ex-NFL star Hernandez's brain

  Dispute emerges over release of ex-NFL star Hernandez's brain <p>A lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on Thursday accused the Massachusetts' medical examiner's office of reneging on a deal to turn over the athlete's brain to a Boston laboratory a day after he was found dead in his prison cell.</p>The 27-year-old former National Football League star hung himself early on Wednesday in the prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of an acquaintance, dying less than a week after he was cleared of a separate double-murder charge, according to state officials.

BOSTON (AP) - Boston University researchers will study Aaron Hernandez ' s brain to determine if the former NFL star suffered from the same We look forward to seeing you on [website] frequently. Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts.

Boston University researchers will study Aaron Hernandez ' s brain to determine if the former NFL star suffered from the same degenerative brain disease as Hall of Famer Junior Seau and former Bears defensive back Dave Duerson, who also took their own lives.

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Read the full statement from the Department of Correction

  Read the full statement from the Department of Correction The full statement from the Department of Correction regarding the death of Aaron Hernandez: On April 19, 2017 Aaron Hernandez was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley Massachusetts at approximately 3:05 a.m., lifesaving techniques were attempted on Mr. Hernandez and he was transported to UMASS Leominster where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. by a physician at the hospital. Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population housing unit. Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window.

Boston University researchers will study Aaron Hernandez ' s brain to determine if the former NFL star suffered from the same degenerative brain disease as Hall of Famer Junior Seau and former Bears defensive back More.

Boston University researchers will study Aaron Hernandez ' s brain to determine if the former NFL star suffered from the same degenerative brain disease as Hall of Famer Junior Seau and former Bears defensive back Dave Duerson, who also took their own lives.

BOSTON — Boston University researchers will study Aaron Hernandez's brain to determine if the former NFL star suffered from the same degenerative brain disease as Hall of Famer Junior Seau and former Bears defensive back Dave Duerson, who also took their own lives.

Hernandez hanged himself in prison early Wednesday, days after winning an acquittal in a 2012 double homicide case. He was already serving a life term in a 2013 killing.

After a brief public dispute between Massachusetts authorities and Hernandez's family, the former Patriots tight end's brain was released to BU's Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center. In addition to Seau and Duerson, CTE has been found in the brains of NFL Hall of Famers Ken Stabler, Frank Gifford, Mike Webster and dozens of other former players.

Judge orders evidence preserved in Hernandez prison suicide

  Judge orders evidence preserved in Hernandez prison suicide A judge on Friday ordered key evidence in the prison suicide of Aaron Hernandez preserved, granting a request from the ex-NFL star's fiancee so the family can investigate the circumstances of his death.&nbsp;

BOSTON (AP) — Boston University researchers will study Aaron Hernandez ' s brain to determine if the former NFL star suffered from the same degenerative brain disease as Hall of Famer Junior Seau and former Bears defensive back Dave Duerson, who also took their own lives.

Boston University researchers will study Aaron Hernandez ' s brain to determine if the former NFL star suffered from the same degenerative brain disease as Hall of Famer Junior Seau and former Bears defensive back Dave Duerson, who also took their own lives.

Hernandez attorney Jose Baez wouldn't say Thursday if he or the family believed potential brain damage from football led to Hernandez's suicide.

PHOTOS: THE RISE AND FALL OF AARON HERNANDEZ

What happened?: Aaron Hernandez went from talented Patriots tight end with a bright future. to a life sentence in prison. On Wdnesday morning, the saga came to a shocking end as the 27-year-old wa found hanged in his cell. How did it come to this? Let's look back and track the rise and fall of his career. Timeline of the rise and fall of former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez

Jury deliberating for 4th day in ex-NFL star's murder trial .
The jury in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez is deliberating for a fourth day.Jurors have spent about 21 hours deliberating since Friday. A court officer was seen Wednesday taking an evidence poster to the panel.The former New England Patriots tight end is accused of shooting two men in 2012 after one of them spilled a drink on him at a Boston nightclub.Hernandez's lawyers say a former Hernandez friend shot the men over a drug deal. That friend was the government's star witness and alleges Hernandez later shot him in the face to try to silence him.

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