Extended Interview: Chris Nowinski, Co-Founder CTE Center

April 27, 2017 12:29 PM

KSTP's Investigative Team sat down with Chris Nowinski, who co-founded the CTE Center at Boston University, as part of the "Fighting Back" series.

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Nowinski has helped collect more than 400 brains of former athletes, including five deceased NHL players.

The research being conducted at BU led to the NFL's billion dollar settlement with former players and the league's admission last year that football related head trauma is linked to CTE.

Nowinski says it is clear the issue is not isolated to football.

"What's very clear is that hockey players are at risk for CTE," Nowinski said.

WATCH an extended interview with Nowinski via the video player above.

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