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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The NFL Players Association initially refused to pay Mackey a disability income due to there not being a proven link between brain injury and playing football. The league and the NFL Players Association have responded with the "88 plan" –- named after Mackey's number.

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