Estate Files Suit Against NFL and Patriots

The attorney for Aaron Hernandez  says the former NFL tight end suffered from CTE when he took his own  life while in prison.  

Jose Baez cited results from the Boston  University CTE Center which examined Hernandez' brain for the degenerative disease.  

A lawsuit was filed yesterday against the NFL and the New England Patriots by Hernandez fiancee on behalf of their daughter.  

Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez  claims the NFL and Patriots were fully aware of the damage that could  result from repetitive impact injuries and failed to disclose the  information, treat or protect him.  

Hernandez  killed himself in his prison cell in April, just days after he was  found not guilty in a double homicide.  He was already serving a life  sentence for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.

(Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

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