• Gifford had brain injury

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    NEW YORK: The family of National Football League Hall of Fame member Frank Gifford revealed Wednesday the former New York Giants star was suffering from concussion-related brain disease before his death in August at the age of 84. A postmortem on Gifford, who died suddenly from natural causes on August 9 at his home in Connecticut, revealed evidence of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), his family said. Gifford, who played in five NFL championships in the 1950s and 60s, became a beloved figure among US sports fans after turning to broadcasting following his career. He was part of ABC television’s “Monday Night Football” commentary team in the 1970s, often appearing with legendary broadcaster Howard Cosell and Don Meredith.

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