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Famous Football Players Known to Have Had CTE

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Aaron Hernandez (1989-2017)
> Position: Tight end
> Years playing in the NFL: 2010-2012
> NFL teams: New England Patriots
> Cause of death: Suicide by hanging

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Adrian Robinson (1989-2015)
> Position: Linebacker
> Years playing in the NFL: 2012-2015
> NFL teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins
> Cause of death: Suicide by hanging

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Andre Waters (1962-2006)
> Position: Defensive back
> Years playing in the NFL: 1984-1995
> NFL teams: Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals
> Cause of death: Self-inflicted gunshot wound

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Bubba Smith (1945-2011)
> Position: Defensive lineman
> Years playing in the NFL: 1967-1976
> NFL teams: Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers
> Cause of death: Drug overdose

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Chris Henry (1983-2009)
> Position: Wide receiver
> Years playing in the NFL: 2005-2009
> NFL teams: Cincinnati Bengals
> Cause of death: Car accident

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