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Ex-players call NFL brain-injury panel a 'sham'

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lisa McHale wishes her husband had lived long enough to learn more about the links between concussions and long-term brain injuries. Her husband Tom, an All-Ivy athlete who played in 87 NFL games from 1987 to 1995, died of an overdose in 2008 after battling depression and a painkiller addiction. An autopsy later showed he suffered from traumatic brain injuries. But she...

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