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Former NFL Player Howie Long Reveals He's Experienced 'Some Head Trauma' Shortly After Frank Gifford CTE Claims — Details Here

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Well that's not good!

Will Smith's upcoming flick Concussion about Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who researched Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE — a progressive brain disease often associated with constant head trauma that's common in football — is already getting more people talking!

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Well now former NFL player Howie Long opened up about the hot button topic of CTE and repetitive brain trauma. In light of Frank Gifford passing and his family claiming he suffered from CTE, Long has told TMZ

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Kathie Lee Gifford's Family Donates Frank Gifford's Brain To Be Studied — Reveals He Suffered From Concussion-Related Disease

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Kathie Lee hopes her husband's brain will be able to help others.

Kathie Lee Gifford and her family are hoping that their tough loss can help others.

Back in August, the Today show host's husband, Frank Gifford, passed away of natural causes. But on Wednesday, the NFL player's loved ones opened up about a brain injury he struggled with.

They say the former football star suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy — AKA CTE — because of all the concussions he had back when he was an active athlete.

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The 62-year-old and her family learned about the injury before the sportscaster died at the age of 84. They revealed in a statement that they have decided to donate his brain to be studied, saying:

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Autopsy Reveals Super Bowl Champion Tyler Sash Died From Overdosing On Pain Medication

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The report says he died from a mixture of two highly addictive drugs.

This is so sad.

Last month, football player Tyler Sash was found dead at his home in Oskaloosa, Iowa. At the time, police didn't suspect foul play, but the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy to determine his cause of death.

On Tuesday, the examiner announced the results, explaining that the 27-year-old died from "an accidental mixed drug toxicity involving methadone and hydrocodone."

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Reports say the two drugs are not only used to relieve pain, but are also highly addictive. According to authorities, Tyler had a prescription for the hydrocodone, but they aren't sure how he had the other narcotic.

The report also showed that some "significant conditions" of his death included the New York Giants safety's history of chronic shoulder pain, as well as a recent shoulder dislocation.

The medical examiner will also be running more tests to figure out whether or not the Super Bowl champion suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which is a "brain disease caused by repetitive trauma that has been found in several former NFL players."

Officials say these new test results could take eight to ten months, but aren't saying anything else about the exam. In fact, they aren't even releasing where it will happen.

It's always sad to lose someone, especially so young. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Deceased Hockey Player Derek Boogaard's Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against The NHL

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Former hockey player Derek Boogaard died in 2011 from an accidental overdose of painkillers and alcohol, and now his family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit againt the NHL.

An autopsy revealed that the late New York Ranger suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) at the time of his death, which is caused by taking multiple blows to the head and suffering from concussions throughout his career.

The family's attorney William Gibbs claims the trauma caused Derek to become addicted to his pain medication, saying:

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Deceased New York Ranger Derek Boogaard Suffered From CTE

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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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