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Advanced stages of CTE found in Aaron Hernandez’s brain

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez suffered from CTE, this according to the CTE Center at Boston University.  According to his attorney Jose Baez, Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy.  They plan to sue the NFL and team, claiming that they failed to protect their players’ safety. ...Read more

Andre Ward Announces Retirement from Boxing

Undefeated light heavyweight champion Andre Ward announced his retirement from boxing Thursday at the age of 33.  Ward released a statement on his official website, saying he no longer had the desire to continue fighting.  Ward’s professional record stands at 32-0 with 16 wins by way of knockout. ...Read more

Midwestern State’s Robert Grays Dies From Injuries Suffered During Game

Midwestern State’s cornerback Robert Grays, a sophomore from Houston, passed away from a neck injury he suffered while making a tackle in a game on Saturday.   Midwestern athletics department spokesman Trey Reed said that Grays was hospitalized in Wichita Falls on Saturday night and then flown to a hospital in Houston, where he died Tuesday.   Grays was 19 years old. ...Read more