3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

September 13, 2014 12:49 AM

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3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

PHILADELPHIA -- The NFL believes that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and twice as often as the general population.

The disclosure Friday comes in data the league prepared for its proposed $765 million settlement of thousands of concussion lawsuits.

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