What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

Posted: 7:48 PM EDT May 06, 2012   Updated: 11:19 AM EST Feb 03, 2016

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Ken Stabler had the brain disease CTE, Boston University researchers said. Find out more about the progressive brain disease.

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Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL and Super Bowl MVP who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston University researchers said. Stabler, who died of colon cancer at 69 in July, had Stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Dr. Ann McKee told The Associated Press.

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