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Aaron Hernandez’s Brain Donated To CTE Research, Finally Being Put To Good Use

I’m sure you all have been made more than well aware of the fact that former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who was convicted of murder two years ago, committed suicide recently by hanging himself from the window in his cell using a bed sheet, an act that came just days after he was found not guilty of another double murder from an earlier date.

Fortunately for me, this is not an article about Hernandez specifically and the many implications and hot-button issues that narrative touches on. Instead I’m going to focus on the fact that his brain is going to be donated for scientific research into the study of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, better known as CTE—in other words, brain trauma.