Hall of Famer Junior Seau was a victim of CTE. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, 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 issue's entire scope needs to be addressed.
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