NFL Chronic traumatic encephalopathy affects many retired players
The family of former NFL star Vincent Jackson have donated his brain for C.T.E. study to try and help explain his mysterious death in a Florida hotel room last Monday.
Jackson suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disease linked to repeated blows to someone’s head and one which has affected several retired NFL players.
A spokesman for the former wide receiver’s family has told several US media outlets that Jackson‘s brain is already in the hands of Boston University experts.
“It’s something his family wanted to do to get answers to some of their questions,” a spokesperson for Jackson‘s family said.
The cause of his death is unknown and the family testified to police that they believed it was related to C.T.E., because everything that happened was very strange for someone who had made so much money as an athlete and had even made investments to avoid having problems in the future.