13 Sep 2005
A disturbing story out of Pittsburgh, where former Steelers lineman Terry Long died from a brain inflammation that resulted, in part, from repeated head injuries suffered while playing football. Long, 45, died on June 7, a few hours after paramedics found him unconscious at his home. A contributing factor was "chronic traumatic encephalopathy" - also known as dementia pugilistica - a condition most often seen among career boxers.
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