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Former Penn captain who killed self had C.T.E.

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Yours truly at CBS. Harrowing stuff, to be sure. Yes, there are thousands upon thousands of football players who do not kill themselves every year, and how many of the current players don't contract CTE is something we won't know for decades. But it's undeniable that it's happening to players right now, and they don't have to be worn-out shells of men after long NFL careers. They can be just 21 and juniors in I-AA ball, just like Owen Thomas. So where does football go from here?

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Former Alabama Running Back Kevin Turner Has ALS and Why That Matters So Much

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[Bumped. How bad is CTE? Often, doctors basically can't tell the difference between it and Lou Gehrig's disease.--AJ] As a study connecting ALS and concussions comes out, Roll Bama Roll takes note that one of the Tide's past heroes is diagnosed with the disease. The painful quote: "You get up there in the NFL, you're so dadgum excited, it was a dream come true," Kevin Turner said Thursday night as part of a Prattville YMCA benefit dinner in his honor. "It's something you dream of as a kid. The first six years were incredible. Looking back on it, I should've given it up earlier."
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