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Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team, accusing them of hiding the true dangers of the sport.

Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the CTE Center at Boston University, said Hernandez had Stage 3 (out of 4) of the disease, which can cause violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive disorders .

The AP Pro32

Poll Release: Sep 19
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas City Chiefs (8)2-03782
2Atlanta Falcons (1)2-03585
3Oakland Raiders (1)2-03476
4Pittsburgh Steelers (2)2-03436
5New England Patriots1-13424
6Denver Broncos2-032114
7Green Bay Packers1-13021
8Baltimore Ravens2-029212
9Detroit Lions2-028813
10Dallas Cowboys1-12663
11Carolina Panthers2-026310
12Seattle Seahawks1-12558
13Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-024815
14Philadelphia Eagles1-123411
15Minnesota Vikings1-12309
16Tennessee Titans1-121016
17Miami Dolphins1-020018
18Washington Redskins1-116723
19Houston Texans1-115524
20Arizona Cardinals1-114522
21Jacksonville Jaguars1-113919
22Los Angeles Rams1-113820
23Buffalo Bills1-112625
24Los Angeles Chargers0-212021
25New York Giants0-211117
26New Orleans Saints0-28926
27Cincinnati Bengals0-26727
28Cleveland Browns0-25229
28Chicago Bears0-25228
30San Francisco 49ers0-25130
31Indianapolis Colts0-23031
32New York Jets0-21732

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