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Aaron Hernandez's estate sues NFL, Patriots

22 September, 2017, 00:59 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Aaron Hernandez poses in 2005 in Bristol Conn. Hernandez a former NFL star who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and Friday

Attorneys who represented Aaron Hernandez in his double-murder trial will announce today the results of a study performed on the former New England Patriot's brain after his jailhouse suicide.

Baez, the attorney, said Hernandez's brain was examined by Dr. Anne McKee, a professor of pathology and neurology at Boston University. The convicted murderer hanged himself in his prison cell on April 19th while serving a life sentence.

According to the report, Shayanna filed the lawsuit in MA on behalf of the daughter she had with Aaron.

A New York Times report confirmed that Hernandez was afflicted by "one of the most severe forms of CTE".

"Aaron had stage 3 CTE usually seen in players with a median age of death of 67 years", Jenkins-Hernandez stated in the lawsuit. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and is separate from a $1 billion settlement in which the league agreed to pay families of players who suffered brain damage because of repeated head trauma while playing football. In addition, Mr. Hernandez had early brain atrophy and large perforations in the septum pellucidum, a central membrane. It is caused by constant sub-concussive hits to the head, which then leads to increased depression, emotional instability, anger and violence. Families of several National Football League players who have committed suicide or died through other violent acts have donated the players' brains in an effort to determine whether there is a link between brain damage and the violent collisions on the field. In 2011, his second season, Hernandez caught 79 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns to help the team reach the Super Bowl, and he was rewarded with a $40 million contract.

But the Patriots released him in 2013, shortly after he was arrested in the killing of Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancée. That conviction was washed away after Hernandez's death under an old Bay State law that declares convicts innocent if they die before they have a chance to appeal.

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