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Study finds former Bucs receiver Vincent Jackson had stage 2 CTE

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Researchers diagnosed former Bucs receiver Vincent Jackson, who was found dead in a Hillsborough County hotel room in February 2021, as suffering from stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

The late player’s family released the findings of a study in hopes of raising awareness of CTE and the risks of the disease.

Researchers have diagnosed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson as suffering from stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Jackson was found dead in a Brandon hotel room February 15.

He played with the San Diego Chargers from 2005-11 and the Buccaneers from 2012-16 before retiring in 2018.

Jackson, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, was 38 when he died.

The late player’s family has released the findings of a study conducted by the Boston-based Concussion Legacy Foundation’s brain bank in hopes of raising awareness of CTE and the risks of the disease.

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