May 25, 2016
Legendary BMX athlete Dave Mirra, who died in February,suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a University of Toronto neuropathologist has concluded. Mirra is the first action sports athlete to be diagnosed with CTE, ESPN reports. The neurodegenerative disease, a type of chronic brain damage, has been found in many football players, and is being investigated further in athletes of other sports. It can lead to dementia, memory loss, aggression and depression. Read more.