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(News) Dave Mirra Suffered From CTE, Doctors Say

** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JULY 9-11 ** X-Games athlete Dave Mirra poses in the half-pipe at his training facility in Greenville, N.C. Friday, June 24, 2005. Mirra clearly enjoys his life these days, and who could blame him? He's one of the featured stars of a national action sports tour and the host of a reality show on MTV, and he soon will be married. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JULY  9-11 ** X-Games athlete Dave Mirra poses in the half-pipe at his training facility in Greenville, N.C. Friday, June 24, 2005. Mirra clearly enjoys his life these days, and who could blame him? He's one of the featured stars of a national action sports tour and the host of a reality show on MTV, and he soon will be married. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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Some sad truth being thrown at us today, as we learned that Dave Mirra had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. This is the same brain disease that has been found in so many football and hockey players. Mirra, a BMX legend and idol, sadly took his own life on February 4th of this year.

Without a doubt, research is being conducted outside of the NFL and NHL, but this could open up a whole new can of worms for sports across the world. And that might be a good thing.

The rest of this story is sad, but you can check it out here, courtesy of Rolling Stone.

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