CTE

File photo of Jovan Belcher. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Autopsy: Chiefs Player Who Killed Girlfriend, Self Had CTE Damage

An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries.

09/30/2014

Missouri State

Former College Football Player Had Severe CTE When He Died At 25

Michael Keck played just two years of college football before he was knocked out during practice at Missouri State and gave the sport up for good.

08/26/2014

Former Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher's body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Body Of Chiefs LB Belcher Exhumed For Concussion Exam

Former Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher’s body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions.

12/14/2013

Linebacker Junior Seau of the San Diego Chargers during the Chargers 38-3 loss to the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Broncos. Brian Bahr  /Allsport

NFL Star Junior Seau Suffered from Brain Disease

chronic traumatic encephalopathy

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–01/10/2013

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