According to a report in the New York Times Wednesday, another high-profile NFL player has been posthumously diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the degenerative brain disease believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head.
Ken Stabler, a star quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, died last year from colon cancer at the age of 69. At his request, researchers at Boston university analyzed his brain and discovered an advanced level of CTE, a disease that has been diagnosed in more than 100 NFL players, according to the Times.
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Source Credits: Glenn McDonald in Discovery News. The above photo shows Ken playing pool and smokin a cig.