Skeptical of CTE link, NHL won't fund concussion research

January 25, 2017
USA Today

The NFL has been criticized both for the amount of money it has donated for head trauma research and trying to manipulate how it is spent.

But at least it has donated.

The NHL has not given money to any of the four centers leading research into neurodegenerative diseases, specifically the question of why so many football and hockey players develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), USA TODAY Sports has found. Boston University, North Carolina, the National Institutes of Health and the University of Western Ontarioall were asked for details about which sports organizations have helped fund their research, and the NHL was not mentioned in any of their responses.

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