Hall of Fame finalist Kenny Stabler suffered from CTE before he died of colon cancer at age 69 last summer, Boston University researchers announced Wednesday.
Stabler, an NFL most valuable player who won Super Bowl XI as quarterback of the Oakland Raiders, was found to have Stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy. It was widespread throughout his brain, according to Dr. Ann McKee, who conducted the evaluation.
“There was no evidence of any other brain disorder to explain the difficulties he experienced during life,” McKee said.
McKee said Stabler, who played 15 years in the NFL, had "quite severe" damage...