After years of studies, a film and players speaking out on their own, the NFL have finally admitted that there is a definitive link between football and CTE later in life.
The NFL’s top health and safety officer, Jeff Miller, acknowledged Monday there is a link between football-related head trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE — the first time a senior league official has conceded football’s connection to the devastating brain disease.
The admission came during a roundtable discussion on concussions convened by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce. Miller was asked by Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., if the link between football and neurodegenerative diseases like CTE has been established.
We’ve known this for years at this point. With the NFL making an official concession, what happens next?