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Roughly 30% of former NFL players will develop Alzheimer’s disease

Nearly 30 percent of former NFL players will develop brain conditions like Alzheimer’s or a less debilitating form of dementia, according to a report released Friday by the NFL and the NFL Players’ Association.

The data in the report was used to calculate the size of a $675 million pool that will be provided to former NFL players who suffer from brain problems as a consequence of their time as professional athletes. The information was provided to the federal judge overseeing a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of former players.

This is not good, especially for all the head shots NFL player suffer. It doesn’t sound like it is possible but that is a huge number. Almost 1/3 of players will suffer symptoms over time. Wow

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