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NFL Legend Tony Dorsett Has Concussion-Related Brain Disease

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November 7, 2013
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Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a debilitating brain disease caused by numerous hits to the head.


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