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National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman addresses the media during the Board Of Governors Press Conference prior to the 2016 NHL Awards at Encore Las Vegas on June 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman addresses the media during the Board Of Governors Press Conference prior to the 2016 NHL Awards at Encore Las Vegas on June 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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In a 24-page letter, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman wrote there is no causal link between concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative disease found in the brains of athletes who've undergone repeated collisions. This comes after an NFL official acknowledged earlier this year that there is a connection based on research by Boston University.

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with sports analyst Mike Pesca about the ongoing debate about concussions and CTE.

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Mike Pesca, Here & Now sports analyst, host of the daily podcast The Gist. He tweets @pescami.

This segment aired on July 28, 2016.

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