The brain scans of deceased former NFL player Aaron Hernandez shows significant brain damage

Aaron Hernandez
FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Defendant Aaron Hernandez listens during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court, in Boston. A judge is set to hear arguments in a push by lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez to erase his conviction in a 2013 murder. The former New England Patriots tight end hanged himself in his prison cell April 19 while serving a life sentence in the killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, Pool, File)

BOSTON, Mass. (WJBF) – The Boston University CTE Center released Hernandez’s brain autopsy Thursday.

Researchers say the 27-year-old Hernandez had significant brain damage that’s usually seen in someone 20 years older.

Hernandez took his own life in prison back in April.

He was serving a life sentence for murder at the time.

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