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January 10th, 2013
08:22 PM ET

Former NFLer Junior Seau had brain disease: "We can't allow them to die in vain," says Coy Wire

The National Institutes of Health said Thursday that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease linked to multiple hits to the head when he took his life last spring.

Erin Burnett discusses with a panel what this latest news on concussions and the NFL mean to players on the field.

Brain disease and the NFL

OutFront tonight: Fmr. Football player Coy Wire, CNN Legal Contributor Paul Callan, and Senior writer for Sports Illustrated David EpsteinFULL POST


Filed under: Health • News • Sports
January 10th, 2013
08:13 PM ET

Fmr. NFL Linebacker Junior Seau suffered from brain disease linked to head trauma

The National Institutes of Health says former NFL linebacker, Junior Seau, had a degenerative brain disease linked to multiple head traumas when he committed suicide last spring.

Seau is the lastest professional football player to be linked to the disease know as chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE.

The findings could mean more trouble for the NFL which is facing lawsuits involving more than two thousand former players claiming the NFL deliberately hid the dangers of head trauma .

Erin Burnett has the story.


Filed under: Health • Sports
"Common ground exists between the White House and the NRA on gun control," says John Avlon
January 10th, 2013
01:23 PM ET

"Common ground exists between the White House and the NRA on gun control," says John Avlon

The Obama administration is set to meet with the leading members of the gun industry, including the National Rifle Association, to talk gun control.

In his latest column for CNN.com, John Avlon cites three areas where the administration and the NRA can find common ground.

John Avlon is also a CNN contributor and member of the OutFront political strike team.

FULL POST


Filed under: Gun Control • Opinion • Politics
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