What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

Published On: May 06 2012 04:48:36 PM PDT   Updated On: Apr 27 2016 12:43:58 PM PDT

Here is an explainer about CTE -- the progressive brain disease that is at the center of a debate between retired athletes and multiple sports leagues.

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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 CTE.


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