Senior NFL Official Acknowledges Link Between Football And CTE

The Washington Post (3/14, Bieler) reports that yesterday, a top NFL official “made a stunning admission Monday, agreeing with a neuropathologist before a Congressional panel that a link exists between football-related brain injuries and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).”

The Los Angeles Times (3/14, Farmer, Fenno) reports that yesterday while appearing at a roundtable discussion of concussions before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, NFL senior vice president for health and safety Jeff Miller “acknowledged…for the first time that there is a connection between football-related brain trauma and” CTE, “a degenerative disease that can be diagnosed only after death.”

Related Links:

— “In stunning admission, NFL official affirms link between football and CTE,” Des Bieler, Washington Post, March 14, 2016.

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