Monday, December 16, 2013
Former linebacker, Jovan Belcher's body was exhumed so that his brain could be studied for the existence of Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy (CTE). Belcher was responsible for killing the mother of his child and committing suicide afterward over a year ago. The doctor who helped discover CTE said he would be willing to "bet one month's salary" that Belcher suffered from CTE. The delay in the testing could be attributed to the concussion settlement, which provides money to retired players with serious cognitive problems.
See Mike Florio, Jovan Belcher's Body Exhumed For Brian Examination, NBC Sports, Dec. 14, 2013.