FOX 7 Discussion: Concussion study shows former football players had brain disease

A new study found 99% of NFL players tested, suffered from a degenerative brain disease, caused by concussions.

The research published in the journal JAMA, Tuesday, was the largest ever brain study of its kind.

Families donated the brains of more than 200 former football players to Boston University for testing. In the study, 111 were former NFL players and 110 had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE. The study found 87% of the men who played for an average of 15 years had the disease.

Joining us to discuss this further is Dan Neil, the two time Super Bowl Champion with the Denver Broncos.

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent


FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):

Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories