What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

POSTED: 04:48 PM PDT May 06, 2012    UPDATED: 08:19 AM PST Feb 03, 2016 

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Ken Stabler had the brain disease CTE, Boston University researchers said. Find out more about the progressive brain disease.

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In 2011, former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson, 50, shot himself in the chest, leaving a suicide note donating his brain to science. Boston University pathologists found lesions in Duerson’s brain.

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