Just days after a violent opening weekend to the 2015 season, results from an ongoing study show that 87 of 91 former NFL players autopsied by researchers had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE — a degenerative brain disease linked to repeat concussions — when they died, according to a Frontline report

That means a whopping 96% of former players autopsied by the Department of Veteran Affairs and Boston University over the past decade had the disease. The autopsies are part of a joint study as information continues to emerge about the punishing effects a brutal sport has on the human brain Read more…

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Autopsies find 79% of former football players tested positive for brain disease CTE