Autopsy: NFL ex-player who killed himself had brain injury

Oct 14, 2015 3:10 PM by News Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Researchers have confirmed that a former NFL lineman from Pennsylvania who died of suicide at 25 had the brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (en-sef-uh-LA'-puth-e).

Adrian Robinson Jr.'s diagnosis was confirmed Wednesday through officials at the NFL brain bank at Boston University.

Family lawyer Ben Andreozzi says Robinson had several concussions during two seasons in the league. The family has not filed suit over his May death in Philadelphia.

Robinson, of Harrisburg, played for Temple University before playing for Pittsburgh, Denver and San Diego in 2012 and 2013.

Scientists continue to debate the potential links among concussions, CTE and suicide.

Concerns about repeated concussions have led to congressional hearings and new rules on when student and professional athletes can return to play.

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