The family of Frank Gifford announced last week that the former NFL superstar suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive, debilitating brain disease linked to repeated concussions and even mild jerks of the head and neck that commonly occur in football. “While Frank passed away from natural causes this past August at the age of 84, our suspicions that he was suffering from the debilitating effects of head trauma were confirmed when a team of pathologists recently diagnosed his condition,” the family said in a statement Nov. 25. The diagnosis likely will underscore the threat that concussion and other forms of traumatic ... Read More
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