What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

POSTED: 04:48 PM PDT May 06, 2012    UPDATED: 05:40 AM PDT Jul 08, 2014 

The NFL has reached a preliminary settlement in a lawsuit filed over player concussions. Find out more about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease several former NFL pros claim they are now suffering from due to hits on the field.

Junior Seau headshot
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There is no proof that Seau suffered from CTE, but reports say that he had acted erratically in recent years, getting arrested and driving an SUV off a 100-foot cliff. According to CNN, he’d told a friend he was worried about football-related brain damage.

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