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Former Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher's body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Body Of Chiefs LB Belcher Exhumed For Concussion Exam

Former Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher’s body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions.

12/14/2013

Brain

Study: Head Injuries Increase Stroke Risk

That means a head injury, even from a small fall or an auto accident, may cause abnormal clotting in the brain or damage to the brain’s blood vessels.

08/13/2013

Linebacker Junior Seau of the San Diego Chargers during the Chargers 38-3 loss to the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Broncos. Brian Bahr  /Allsport

Junior Seau Brain Tissue Released for Study

Seau’s death echoed last year’s suicide of former Chicago Bears defensive back Dave Duerson. Duerson left a note asking for his brain to be studied for signs of brain trauma.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–07/12/2012

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