January 10th, 2013
08:13 PM ET

Fmr. NFL Linebacker Junior Seau suffered from brain disease linked to head trauma

The National Institutes of Health says former NFL linebacker, Junior Seau, had a degenerative brain disease linked to multiple head traumas when he committed suicide last spring.

Seau is the lastest professional football player to be linked to the disease know as chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE.

The findings could mean more trouble for the NFL which is facing lawsuits involving more than two thousand former players claiming the NFL deliberately hid the dangers of head trauma .

Erin Burnett has the story.

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