The brain scans of deceased former NFL player Aaron Hernandez shows significant brain damage

Aaron Hernandez
FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file pool photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez turns to look in the direction of the jury as he reacts to his double murder acquittal after the sixth day of jury deliberations at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. An investigative report, released Thursday, May 4, 2017, on the suicide of Hernandez has confirmed that he wrote a reference to a biblical passage in ink on his forehead and in blood on the wall of his prison cell. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool)

BOSTON, Mass. (WJBF) – The Boston University CTE Center released Hernandez’s brain autopsy Thursday.

Researchers say the 27-year-old Hernandez had significant brain damage that’s usually seen in someone 20 years older.

Hernandez took his own life in prison back in April.

He was serving a life sentence for murder at the time.


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