The CTE Link Between Players from the 1972 Miami Dolphins

Nick Buoniconti, Jim Kiick and Jake Scott, of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins, were each found to have C.T.E., the brain disease linked to head hits, bringing to six the number of players diagnosed from that team.

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Gale Sayers’s Balletic Runs Obscure Football’s Brutal Endings

The Chicago Bears great was known for his effortless, slicing runs. Revealing his dementia diagnosis years after his retirement showed the toll of those dazzling performances.

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