By Anica Padilla

(CBS4) — The brain of former NFL receiver and Colorado Springs native Vincent Jackson is going to be donated for CTE research. A family spokesperson says Jackson’s brain will be sent to Boston University to determine whether he suffered from the degenerative brain disease.

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The former University of Northern Colorado star was found dead in a Florida hotel earlier this month. The medical examiner has said it could take months before an autopsy is completed. Jackson reportedly did not have any visible injuries and didn’t have a known history of drug use.

Anica Padilla