Both MSU and U-M Among 15 Schools With CTE Instances Among Football Players
Disturbing statistics about college football players and brain injuries were released. WLNS.com reports that Michigan State University has more confirmed cases of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in its football players than any other college in the country.
The data used for the report was compiled and released by the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank, a project that involves the Department of Veteran Affairs, Boston University, and the Concussion Legacy Foundation. The brain bank pointed out 15 colleges and university with at least three confirmed CTE cases among football players.
MSU tops the list of 15 with a reported seven confirmed CTE cases. Names mentioned with ties to MSU include former quarterback Earl Morrall, Hall of Famer Bubba Smith. The Universtiy of Michigan is listed as having three confirmed cases, including star running back Rob Lytle. Purdue and Wisconsin are the other Big Ten Conference chools mentioned, also with three cases.