What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

Published: May 06 2012 07:48:36 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 17 2015 10:57:27 AM EDT

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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An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and then killed himself in front of his coach and the team's general manager on Dec. 1, 2012, found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Find out more about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease several NFL pros claim they are now suffering from due to hits on the field.

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