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Kevin Turner, leader in concussion litigation against NFL who died in March, had CTE

Kevin Turner, leader in concussion litigation against NFL who died in March, had CTE

Kevin Turner, the former fullback for the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots who helped lead concussion litigation against the NFL, suffered from advanced chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Boston University researchers announced Thursday.

Turner died in March at age 46 after a six-year struggle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

The researchers who examined Turner’s brain tissue found evidence of CTE, the neurodegenerative disease that can only be definitively confirmed after death and is connected to repeated brain trauma.

“The severity of Mr. Turner’s CTE was extraordinary and unprecedented for an...

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