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On Wednesday, the family of NFL Hall of Famer Frank Gifford announced he suffered from CTE--the disease connected to brain injury and trauma can only be diagnosed posthumously.  (Brad Barket/Getty Images)
On Wednesday, the family of NFL Hall of Famer Frank Gifford announced he suffered from CTE--the disease connected to brain injury and trauma can only be diagnosed posthumously. (Brad Barket/Getty Images)
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Hall of Fame quarterback and longtime broadcaster Frank Gifford died in August. On Wednesday, his family revealed that he had been suffering from CTE--chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The news came days after St. Louis Rams quarterback Case Keenum was left in the game on Sunday after showing clear signs of having a concussion. Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the issue of head trauma in the NFL, and they question if any policy can really protect players. The pair also discuss this year's Thanksgiving day football games, and they wonder how the Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson keeps breaking his record for "Turkey Day" touchdowns.

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This segment aired on November 28, 2015.

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