Donated brains of former football players show signs of degenerative disease

Enlarge / The Denver Broncos offensive line collides with the Kansas City Chiefs defense November 27, 2016. (credit: Getty | Steve Nehf )

Signs of a degenerative brain disease were widespread among a sample of donated brains of former football players, researchers reported Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The finding bolsters the connection between playing American football and developing Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is linked to repeated blows...

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