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I find this a bit suspicious.

Me too. The publicity is way ahead of the science on CTE.

It could turn out that some people are highly susceptible to CTE if they have a head injury and others aren't. You'd likely see a higher incidence of CTE among athletes in head-banging sports. And among people who've been in car accidents. But that wouldn't mean all athletes in those sports or everyone who's been in a car accident is at high risk of CTE.

And Freel was reportedly a but touched in the head -- hearing voices and such -- before suffering all those concussions, so who knows? On the other hand, he did supposedly have 9-10 concussions during his MLB career and who knows how many beforehand.

Bottom line is that head injuries aren't good. Sports officials should try to reduce the likelihood of them happening. But that doesn't mean people who volunteer to play dangerous sports, or those who are paid to play them, should be rewarded in injury lawsuits if they are hurt.
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