When NFL great Ken Stabler died from colon cancer in July at age 69, he had a severe case of the concussion-related degenerative brain disease that has affected several former football players including Junior Seau and Frank Gifford, Boston University researchers have found. Stabler had agreed to have his brain donated to science after his death to determine if his confusion and headaches were symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The disease can only be diagnosed posthumously. Researchers found that on a scale of 1 to 4, Stabler was a “high 3.” CTE causes dementia-like symptoms including memory loss ... Read More
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