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Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:11 PM

2. Report: Former Miami Dolphins QB Earl Morrall had brain disease CTE

Earl Morrall, a key contributor in the Miami Dolphins perfect season, had been afflicted with the most serious stage of a degenerative brain disease when he died in April 2014 at age 79, The New York Times reported this week.

Morrall’s family told the newspaper that Morrall had stage 4 CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) when he died.

The disease has been diagnosed in the autopsy of numerous former NFL players over the past 14 years. It has been linked to repeated head trauma, including the type of jarring hits common in football. The disease can cause memory loss and depression.

Boston University has diagnosed CTE in 90 of 94 players it has studied. Another former Dolphins standout, receiver Mark Duper, was diagnosed with signs of CTE in 2013.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/miami-dolphins/article58794523.html#storylink=cpy

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