This is still such a shock to us — and as we learn more about investigators' findings, it may be a shock to them, too.
BMX legend Dave Mirra apparently committed suicide on Thursday, and now authorities in Greenville, North Carolina where he made his home believe there may be a specific reason the extreme sports star took his life.
The city's mayor, Allen Thomas, noted in a press conference that while authorities are still gathering facts, he fears Mirra may have had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or as it's better known, CTE.
If you've heard those initials before, it's likely because of football.
Scientists are finding
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