ESPN Reports Jovan Belcher Showed Signs Of CTE
Former UMaine and Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jevon Belcher, who shot and killed his girlfriend before committing suicide in 2012, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy(CTE). It is a form of brain damage that has been in other deceased football players.
According to a report from ESPN's "Outside The Lines" Belcher's body was exhumed a year after his death. Attorneys representing Belcher's mother started the process to have Belcher's brain studied.
CTE is a disease, researchers say, caused by by repeated head trauma.