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Former Buc has brain damage from concussions listen

01/28/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In Tampa yesterday, medical researchers said that former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Tom McHale’s death last year at the age of 45 may be connected to concussions received during his playing days – making him the sixth deceased former NFL player 50 or younger to have such brain damage.

Doctors at Boston University’s School of Medicine found a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in McHale’s brain.

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy studied six former...

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