We wonder if this is true!
We've been hearing a lot about CTE recently — chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head in athletes like football players — and now Cuba Gooding Jr. has made some inneresting comments about it and O.J. Simpson.
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Gooding Jr., who of course is portraying Simpson in the new FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, spoke about what he felt were some aspects of CTE that may have manifested in Simpson:
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At Penn State, a cheerleader fell five stores from a window!!
Paige Raque, 19, fell from her off-campus apartment during a party Saturday night.
She suffered severe brain injuries, a fractured pelvis and remains in critical condition.
The Raque's family spokesman said:
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Ugh! So sad!
An autopsy has revealed that Derek Boogaard, a New York Ranger hockey player who died accidentally after mixing alcohol and oxycodone, suffered from degenerative brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
Not only was Boogaard known as one of the most aggressive players in the NHL, but his season had been cut short five months before his death when he suffered a major concussion.
CTE can only be diagnosed through studying the brain after death and has been linked to athletes who regularly received repeated head trauma throughout their career.
An autopsy also revealed
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