Mark Duper has signs of CTE

Former Miami Dolphins All-Pro wide receiver Mark Duper has been given a diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

It's commonly known as CTE, the degenerative brain disease linked to depression and dementia.

Duper told ESPN that he's dealing with symptoms of CTE.

"It was shocking," Duper said. "I hoped nothing was wrong. I've had memory things where I would go to the store and forget what I went for. And I have emotional swings and panic attacks."

Duper joins former NFL players Tony Dorsett, Joe DeLamielleure and Leonard Marshall as diagnosed with signs of CTE in testing conducted at UCLA.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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