The director of the CTE Center at Boston University said Aaron Hernandez had stage 3 CTE brain disease as a result of his short career in the NFL, which could have played a huge role in the murder cases he faced and committing suicide.
Dr. Ann McKee says the disease can cause violent mood swings, depression, memory loss, and other symptoms that could have attributed to his downward spiral.
Hernandez’s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez filed a lawsuit against the NFL and the New England Patriots for keeping her child’s father in the dark about the brain disease.
In the lawsuit, Jenkins-Hernandez says she and her daughter are seeking “redress for the loss of parental consortium she has experienced based on the negligent conduct of Defendants that deprived her of the companionship and society of her father, Aaron Hernandez.”
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