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Is CTE To Blame For Mark Pavelich’s Attack On A Neighbor?

from Paul Walsh of the Star Tribune,

A member of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” hockey team that won Olympic gold for the United States is jailed in northeastern Minnesota on charges that he attacked a neighbor with a metal pole.

Mark Pavelich’s sister says his aggression is uncharacteristic and may be related to head injuries suffered on the ice, including during his career in the National Hockey League.

Pavelich was booked into the Cook County jail last Thursday night and appeared Monday in Cook County District Court on charges of second- and third-degree assault, possession of an illegal shotgun and possessing a gun with a missing serial number.

Pavelich, 61, a land developer in Lutsen, remains held in lieu of $250,000 bail and was ordered by District Judge Michael Cuzzo to undergo a hearing on his mental competency to stand trial.

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Is CTE To Blame For Mark Pavelich’s Attack On A Neighbor

It certainly could be.  Brain injuries can allow people to do things in the moment that they maybe wouldn’t normally do. 

Pavelich was booked into the Cook County jail last Thursday night and appeared Monday in Cook County District Court on charges of second- and third-degree assault, possession of an illegal shotgun and possessing a gun with a missing serial number.

However, illegally possessing firearms is not a spur of the moment type thing. There probably is more to it than that; maybe it’s related, maybe not.

Posted by TreKronor on 08/22/19 at 02:00 PM ET

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