Aaron Hernandez’s Family Plans To Donate His Brain For CTE Study
Just 24 hours after former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found in his jail cell hanging from a bed sheet, his family has decided to donate his brain to science.
Aaron Hernandez’s family is donating his brain to science for the study of CTE, per his attorneys.
— Kevin Armstrong (@KevinGArmstrong) April 20, 2017
“Per Emily Riemer of WCVB 5, Hernandez’s family is donating his brain, which will be studied at Boston University by researchers who are working on the degenerative brain condition.”
Also according to Riemer, Hernandez’s attorney Jose Baez “says the Boston Medical Examiner’s office is holding his brain illegally” and has yet to relinquish it to researchers.
Baez says he doesn’t have confidence in Boston M-E’s office regarding the study of Herndandez’s brain. Says that’s why going public. #wcvb
— Emily Riemer (@EmilyWCVB) April 20, 2017