(NEWSER) – Dr. Bennet Omalu, the neuropathologist who first identified chronic traumatic encephalopathy, says he "would bet my medical license" that OJ Simpson has CTE. The degenerative brain disease, likely caused by repeated blows to the head, often afflicts football players, but cannot be identified until after death.
It can cause "explosive, impulsive behavior, impaired judgment, criminality, and even mood disorders," ABC News reports. And while Omalu—subject of the Will Smith movieConcussion—says CTE can't be blamed for Simpson's criminal behavior (he's currently in prison for armed robbery), he still thinks we can learn from Simpson's life.
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