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Congressman Donates His Brain To The Study of Football Concussions

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Since the revelation that 110 oIs CTE f 111 deceased former NFL player's brains have tested positive for the degenerative brain disease CTE, the conversation has moved to how we can prevent this from happening in the future.

Washington Times

CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy to the medically educated has been detected in the brains of 200 former football players from all levels. Democratic Rep. David Cicilline from Rhode Island played tackle football in his youth, and he recently promised to donate his brain to CTE research after his death.

He attended a forum in Washington dealing with the issue, and after asking what he could do to help, the answer was simple, be part of the solution.

NY Daily News

CTE isn't only a risk for professional players. An unnamed high school football player who died at 18 years of age was diagnosed with the condition once researchers took a look at his brain.

I myself played football at a high level for a good chunk of my life, as well as other contact sports. It has me wondering if I have CTE? I plan on donating my brain for CTE research after my death.

CTE has already led to some serious consequences...

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