In this Feb. 4, 2016 file photo, NFL Senior Vice President of Health and Safety Policy Jeff Miller speaks during an NFL health and safety news conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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An NFL official has acknowledged a link between football and the brain disease CTE for the first time.Jeff Miller, the NFL's senior vice president for health and safety, spoke about the connection during an appearance Monday at a congressional committee's roundtable discussion about concussions.Miller began by referencing the work of Boston University neuropathologist Dr. Ann McKee, who has found CTE in the brains of 90 former pro football players.During Super Bowl week, Dr. Mitch Berger, a member of the NFL's head, neck and spine committee, would not draw a direct line from football to CTE.Just before Miller spoke, McKee was asked the same question about the link between hits in football and CTE.Miller told the committee that the entire scope of the issue needs to be addressed.
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