Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez's Mansion Finally Sells for a Deep Discount

Here’s a hopeful ending to a sad tale. The infamous house once owned by New England Patriot <b>Aaron Hernandez</b> has finally sold for the discounted price …

Business

Another Landmark Closes On Changing Highway: Top 10 Stories

See all the top stories you've missed last week across Massachusetts.<p>Catch up on the top 10 stories from across Massachusetts Patch over the last …

Medicine

CTE turned ex-NFL star McNeill from top lawyer to ‘other person’

Fred McNeill was no big, dumb football player.<p>After completing an NFL career that included two Super Bowls, he got an advanced law degree and practiced law. But within just a few years, he began to fall apart, losing his temper, losing his memory and losing job after job.<p>When he died in 2015, he …

Health

Aaron Hernandez house sells to real estate investor for $1M

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. — Aaron Hernandez’s home has been sold for $1 million, about $300,000 lower than the asking price.<p>The Boston Herald reports …

Real Estate

Aaron Hernandez’s Massachusetts Mansion Sells for $1 Million to 23-year-old Patriots Fan

The Massachusetts mansion of Aaron Hernandez, NFL player who took his life after he was convicted for murder, has been sold for $1 million.<p>According …

Real Estate

Scientists claim to diagnose football-related brain injury in living patients for first time

This could be a breakthrough for chronic traumatic encephalopathy<p>For the first time, scientists have confirmed a diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) — a neurological disease linked to head injuries from sports like football — in a living person. Until now, we’ve only been able to …

Neuroscience

CTE Has Been Found in a Living Brain for the First Time Ever

Dr. Bennet Omalu has made a big breakthrough.<p>With the NFL protests taking up so much space in the news, it can be easy to forget about other deep, damning issues the league is fighting against. But chronic traumatic encephalopathy hasn't gone away. In January <i>GQ</i> published the story of high schooler …

CTE

CTE Found in Living Ex-NFL Player for 1st Time: Study

The "unique pattern" of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the debilitating brain disease known as CTE, has been found for the first time in a patient …

Philadelphia

Research confirms ex-Vikings LB was first living person to be diagnosed with CTE - CBSSports.com

CNN reports that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was confirmed by Fred McNeill's autopsy<p>In a week chock full of daunting headlines pertaining …

Football (U.S.)

Aaron Hernandez’s mansion sold for $1M

A 23-year-old real estate investor who plunked down a cool $1 million for Aaron Hernandez’s Westwood Estates mansion says he’s hoping to lift the …

Real Estate

What does the news of the first diagnosis of CTE in a living person mean for Thanksgiving football?

A week to the day before Thanksgiving, researchers confirmed that doctors were able to diagnose a case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a …

CTE

Retirement not due to conflicts inquiry, says education board chair

Seán Ashe of Kildare and Wicklow ETC refuses to answer questions on inquiry at PAC<p>about 2 hours ago<p>The chief executive of an education board which is …

News (Ireland)

Researchers confirmed presence of CTE in ex-NFL player while he was alive

In what could be a breakthrough development in the detection and treatment of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers have announced that they have confirmed the existence of the neurodegenerative disease in a patient whose brain they had scanned four years previously. If further testing …

Sports

Aaron Hernandez’s chronic traumatic encephalopathy should serve as a warning

Regarding the Nov. 10 front-page article “Brain of NFL star Hernandez ravaged by most severe CTE”:<p>Aaron Hernandez’s life had an abrupt ending at the early age of 27, which is a huge loss to his family but at the same time a huge gain for science. Thanks to his family’s donation, scientists could …

Opinion

Commentary: We Can’t Blame CTE for Aaron Hernandez’s Demise

The tragic case of Aaron Hernandez is but the latest of the controversies surrounding chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and professional sports. …

Energy

Buffalo Bills bench Tyrod Taylor in favour of rookie quarterback

Rookie Nathan Peterman has replaced Tyrod Taylor as the Buffalo Bills' starting quarterback in an abrupt move coach Sean McDermott said he made in a bid to improve the team.<p>McDermott made the stunning announcement on Wednesday, when the Bills (5-4) returned to practice to prepare to play at the Los …

Nathan Peterman

Sage Rosenfels column: Brady, Goff highlight Week 10 QB standouts

Week 10 of the NFL regular season helped identify which teams are elite. Most of the league's elite teams won again, while some of the bad ones …

Adrian Clayborn

Aaron Hernandez estate wins right to sell mansion

Aaron Hernandez’s estate won a court order yesterday to allow the sale of his North Attleboro mansion, with the bulk of the proceeds set aside …

Real Estate

5 important stories you may have missed

<i>These days, it’s hard to stop politics from flooding your news feed. We take a moment every week to bring you important stories beyond the White</i> …

Ricardo Rosselló

NBC says Bob Costas' opinions 'are his own' after warning football's future is in jeopardy

Days after veteran sportscaster Bob Costas said the future of the NFL is bleak and the game "destroys people’s brains," the network that hosts "Sunday Night Football" downplayed his remarks.<p>Costas, the longtime NBC broadcaster, said at the University of Maryland on Tuesday that the one-time “cash …

Aaron Hernandez Had ‘Worse Case OF CTE’ On Record For Someone His Age

Aaron Hernandez had the worst case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy ever for a person his age, and all the severe head trauma may have played a …

Understanding Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

On November 9 and 10, I had the pleasure of directing our annual Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Conference, jointly sponsored by Boston University …

Medical Research

Which WWE Storylines Would Make the Best ESPN 30 for 30's?

By all the measures used when evaluating television shows, from viewership data to social media buzz to critical acclaim, the ESPN Films presentation …

WWE

Veteran who lost both legs runs 31 marathons in 31 days - The Washington Post

Now watching<p>2:12<p>Veteran who lost both legs runs 31 marathons in 31 days<p>Now watching<p>1:13<p>New Zealand, Peru fight for a spot at the World Cup<p>Now watching<p>1:03<p>UCLA players return to U.S. after being detained in China<p>Now watching<p>0:26<p>The Cleveland Cavaliers rode the New York subway<p>Now watching<p>1:13<p>For Ty …

Cleveland Cavaliers

NFL Week 10: Packers’ Brett Hundley has a clutch day; 49ers get first win; Patriots roll

Top story lines | Injury news <br>Fantasy football | ATS betting tips/Picks<p>The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers each got the victory they needed, the Packers with Brett Hundley stepping up in the absence of Aaron Rodgers, and the Steelers squeaking by in Indianapolis.<p>Hundley twice hit Davante …

Sports

Andrew Luck reportedly heads to Europe seeking answers about his injured shoulder

Following the path of other pro athletes like Peyton Manning, Kobe Bryant and Alex Rodriguez, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is seeking treatment for his injured throwing shoulder in Europe, ESPN’s Mike Wells and Chris Mortensen reported Saturday.<p>The ESPN report does not say what Luck …

Sports

Column: What a brutal 24 hours for the NFL

From revelations that Aaron Hernandez had catastrophic brain damage to Richard Sherman becoming the latest star to go down with a season-ending injury to a groggy Russell Wilson somehow getting back on the field in barely the amount of time it would take to ask him his name, it's been a brutal 24 …

Seattle Seahawks

The NFL is reeling, and the Jerry Jones-Roger Goodell rift doesn’t help

In March 2013, during the National Football League’s annual meeting, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones abruptly cleared the room at the Arizona Biltmore hotel. Something had been bothering Jones for more than a year, and most team executives and league office representatives were sent out; only …

Sports

Friday's Morning Email: Alabama GOP Senate Candidate Uses His Sexual Misconduct Allegations To Fundraise

Here's what could happen to Moore on the Alabama Senate ballot.<p>TOP STORIES<p><i>(And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.)</i><p><b>ALABAMA GOP SENATE CANDIDATE USED HIS SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS IN FUNDRAISING EMAIL</b> Judge Roy Moore not only denied accusations of sexual misconduct with …

News (U.S.)

Aaron Hernandez’s CTE Was Far Worse Than Researchers Previously Thought

Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE. That much was already known. But doctors studying his brain following his suicide say the damage to his brain is some of the worst they’ve seen in a 27-year-old, otherwise healthy man.<p>Hernandez killed himself in his prison cell in April years after he was convicted …

Sports