As he got older -- but not all that old -- he suffered from crippling headaches. He had trouble sleeping, and he'd become disoriented and forget things, and he started repeating himself as if he were 85 or 90 and not 60 or so.
So says Kim Bush, the longtime partner of Ken Stabler, who died last year of colon cancer. And who decided before he did to donate his brain to researchers who, surprise, surprise, found evidence of moderately severe CTE in his tissue.
And so it goes, and so it goes.
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