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What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

POSTED: 04:48 PM PDT May 06, 2012    UPDATED: 10:57 AM PDT Oct 25, 2013 

Quarterback Brett Favre recently opened up about some memory lapses, which be a sign of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Find out more about this disease and some of the professional athletes who have suffered from it.

Dave Duerson
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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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