Rappler's latest stories on Aaron Hernandez
Hernandez had stage 3 CTE, with stage 4 being the most severe form of the disease, researchers say. The illness is believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head.
With his death officially ruled a suicide the family of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez wants to find out if he had signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy
The 27 year old Hernandez was discovered hanging in his cell after he used a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window
The sentencing in a Massachusetts court after a 4 month trial cements a spectacular fall from grace for Hernandez who once had a 40 million 5 year contract with the New England Patriots