What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

Published: May 06 2012 07:48:36 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 08 2014 08:40:55 AM EDT

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.

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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. Former quarterback Brett Favre says he's suffering memory lapses, which can be a sign of CTE.

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