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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.

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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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