More than 280 players in the National Football League sustained concussions in the 2017 season. That’s an average of 12 per week. A recent study of the brains of 111 deceased NFL players found all but one were found to have CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy. CTE is a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head. DN! speaks with NFL three-time Pro Bowler and longtime activist Michael Bennett about CTE, the risks athletes take while playing football and how fans need to humanize the players they love to watch on screen.
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