January 29th, 2013
04:59 AM ET

NFL Players Association, Harvard planning $100 million player study

The NFL Players Association is negotiating a $100 million, 10-year deal with the NFL to "diagnose, treat and prevent injuries and illnesses" in players, according to a proposal obtained by CNN. The study would be awarded to Harvard University if it goes through.

"No one has ever studied these players before," said Dr. Lee Nadler, dean for clinical and translational research at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the proposed study. "There have been postmortem studies looking at the brains of previous players, but not the players today."

Nadler said that what distinguishes this study is that it will look at the "whole player across his whole life, not just the brain."

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