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NFL executive's comments on CTE quickly attract notice

NFL executive's comments on CTE quickly attract notice

The day after the NFL's top health and safety executive conceded a link between football-related brain trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the simple acknowledgment reverberated far beyond the congressional hearing in a room at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington.

Even though a Boston-based medical research group led by Dr. Ann McKee has found CTE in 90 of 94 deceased NFL players, the league resisted connecting the sport to the degenerative brain disease.

That changed Monday with a few words from NFL Senior Vice President Jeff Miller during a roundtable discussion with the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. Miller said football is...

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