Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez had one Authentic Jonathan Schoop Jersey of the most severe cases of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) researchers have encountered in someone his age, Dr. Ann McKee, director of Boston University’s CTE Center said Thursday.
Four years ago, researchers discovered scans indicated the presence of tau, a protein that builds up over damaged neurological cells, in the brains of living former NFL players. A post-mortem examination confirmed one of the former living players examined was suffering from CTE.
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CNN has identified former Vikings linebacker Fred McNeill as the former player who living with CTE. McNeill’s name originally was not mentioned in the Neurosurgery article, but it did state he was a defensive end in college and a linebacker in the NFL.
McNeill had his brain scanned when he was 59 after showing signs of behavioral and mood changes. He died in 2015 at age 63.
After careful consideration, I’ve named Bill Musgrave our offensive coordinator for the rest of the season and made the difficult decision to part ways with Mike McCoy, Joseph said in the statement.
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I appreciate the hard work of our players and was proud to work with them along with the rest of our coaching staff. My family and I loved it here, and I’m very thankful for my time with the Denver Broncos.
It’s hard to point the finger at the offense as the sole cause of the team’s woes this season, not when Denver gave up 41 points to the Patriots last week and 51 points to the Eagles the week before that. But the team has struggled to put points on the board, ranking 24th in scoring in the NFL with 18.3 points per game. They’ve failed to score 20 points in seven of their past eight games.