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Ex-NFL player accused of killing six people had unusually severe brain disease

The Nationa

By Press Association 2021

December 14, 2021

A post-mortem examination showed unusually severe brain disease in the frontal lobe of a former NFL player accused of fatally shooting six people before killing himself, a coroner said.

The 20 years Phillip Adams spent playing American football “definitely… gave rise” to a diagnosis of stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy, said Dr Ann McKee, who examined Adams’ brain.

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