Aaron Hernandez Had ‘Worse Case OF CTE’ On Record For Someone His Age
Aaron Hernandez had the worst case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy ever for a person his age, and all the severe head trauma may have played a role in his impulse control.
The 27-year-old former NFL star committed suicide in prison while serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 execution style killing of former associate Odin Lloyd.
“We can say… in our collective experience, that individuals with CTE — and CTE of this severity — have difficulty with… inhibition of impulses and aggressions, emotional volatility and rage behaviors,” Boston University CTE Center Director Dr. Ann McKee told the New York Daily News.
Researchers found images of Hernandez’s brain were speckled with black spots, believed to have been caused by repetitive head shots he sustained throughout all his years of playing football.