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Former Packers GM Ted Thompson diagnosed with autonomic disorder

Posted at 11:47 AM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 12:58:51-04

GREEN BAY — Former Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has released details on his declining health, causing him to step down in 2017.

Thompson has been diagnosed with an autonomic disorder, according to the team.

Doctors don't believe Thompson has Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, CTE for short.

CTE is commonly associated with the development of dementia and can cause thinking, memory and personality changes.

"I want to thank Dr. (John) Gray, the medical professionals, the Green Bay Packers and my family for all that they have done and continue to do for me. It was a tremendous honor to be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame this past weekend," Thompson said.

"The Green Bay community and the fans of the Packers have always been and will continue to be very special to me. It is my hope and belief that I will be able to overcome this disorder."