Researchers Want a Look at Junior Seau's Brain

To look for signs of repeated head trauma
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2012 11:01 AM CDT
Researchers Want a Look at Junior Seau's Brain
Junior Seau yells on the field before taking on the New York Giants during Super Bowl XLII, February 3, 2008.   (Getty Images)

Did Junior Seau have football-related brain damage? The Boston University Center for Traumatic Encephalopathy wants to look at his brain to find out, Peter King reports on Twitter today. The Center has studied the brains of a number of deceased football players, and almost every time it's found evidence of repeated head trauma, according to Pro Football Talk, which suspects that a Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy diagnosis on Seau would be a "watershed moment."

As if to underscore the news, more than 100 ex-NFL players today jumped onto a lawsuit against the NFL alleging that it "repeatedly refuted the connection between concussions and brain injury," and failed to "take reasonable steps necessary to protect players" from them, CNN reports. A total of more than 1,500 players have now joined on the suit. (More Junior Seau stories.)

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