What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

POSTED: 7:48 PM May 06 2012   UPDATED: 4:21 PM Nov 25 2015

With Frank Gifford's family saying the football commentator and NFL great suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy before his August death, find out more about the progressive brain disease.

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The family of Frank Gifford says the revered television commentator and NFL running back suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy before his August death. Click on to find out more about CTE, a progressive brain disease linked to the types of brain injuries and head trauma common in football.

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