Boston University School of Medicine’s doctors released pictures of Aaron Hernandez’s brain injury, the dead New England Patriots tight end imprisoned for murdering his friend Odin Lloyd in 2013, and said it had been the very acute instance of chronic traumatic encephalopathy ever detected at an individual his age. When he committed suicide in prison by hanging himself with a bed sheet in April, Hernandez was 27 years old.
As is normal with CTE, doctors chopped Hernandez’ brain to test it. The slides showed harm to the front lobe, which moderates behavior and affect the ability to make decisions. Spots connected with tau-protein and shrunken were additionally shown by his brain. “As a few new slides emerged on the projectors, a few physicians and seminar attendees gasped,” the Washington Post announced.
This amount of brain damage might have influenced the football player’s ability to make decisions. “People with CTE, and CTE of this seriousness, have difficulties with impulse control, making a decision, inhibition of impulses for aggression, emotional volatility and anger behaviors”, Dr. Ann McKee told the Boston seminar, the Post reported. McKee is currently a professor of neurology and pathology at Boston University and director of its Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center.
Aaron Hernandez had Stage 3 CTE, while Stage 4 is the most serious diagnosis. Doctors said that Stage 3 has never been diagnosed with anybody younger than age 46. Athletes, fighters and football players, are thought to deal with the disorder after repeated concussions suffered on the sports field. CTE has turned into a significant dilemma for National Football League players.
Until Lloyd’s murder, Hernandez was a celebrity athlete, also known as an All-American while playing at the University of Florida. He dropped out before senior year because he decided to join the Patriots. After his demise, his brain was released by his family for indications of CTE to investigators.