What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

Published On: May 06 2012 07:48:36 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 25 2013 01:57:01 PM EDT

Quarterback Brett Favre recently opened up about some memory lapses, which be a sign of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Find out more about this disease and some of the professional athletes who have suffered from it.

John Mackey
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John Mackey, one of NFL football's great tight ends, died in 2011 of frontotemporal dementia, a syndrome similar to CTE that involves degeneration of the brain.

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