In this Dec. 26, 1976, file photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler is helped from the field after a hard tackle by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third quarter of theAFC championship NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston University researchers say.
In this Dec. 26, 1976, file photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler is helped from the field after a hard tackle by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third quarter of theAFC championship NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston University researchers say. Anonymous AP
In this Dec. 26, 1976, file photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler is helped from the field after a hard tackle by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third quarter of theAFC championship NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston University researchers say. Anonymous AP

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Greg Cote has been a Miami Herald sports columnist since 1995 and also writes the Random Evidence blog and NFL predictions along with his notorious sidekick the Upset Bird. He has covered Hurricanes football (1984-88), the Dolphins (1990-91) and major events including Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, Olympics and World Cup.
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