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.

CTE - Frank Gifford
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The family of Frank Gifford also the NFL running back and television analyst also suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy before his August death. Click on to find out more about CTE, a progressive brain disease linked to the types of brain injuries and head trauma common in football.

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