As of November 24, 2015, 87 out of 91 former NFL players tested have been diagnosed with the disease.
In the story, Gifford is interested in investing in a local bowling alley.
In 1977, Gifford appeared as himself in the episode "The Shortest Yard" of the ABC sitcom The San Pedro Beach Bums.
In 1994 Gifford also appeared as himself in the Nickelodeon kids show called The Adventures of Pete & Pete as a customer for the boys Dad's driving range.
In season one episode 4 titled ("Rangeboy") Gifford and his wife Kathie Lee appeared in the February 28, 1995, episode of the ABC sitcom Coach, titled "The Day I Met Frank Gifford", in which a character on the show plots to meet the former football star who will attend an event to receive an award.
Gifford was also a reporter and commentator on other ABC sports programs, such as coverage of the Olympics (including the controversial men's basketball Gold Medal game between the United States and Soviet Union at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, which Gifford called alongside Bill Russell), skiing and golf.
He announced Evel Knievel's jumps for ABC's Wide World of Sports in the 1970s, including when Knievel failed to clear 13 buses at Wembley Stadium in 1975.
When Patti La Belle was 25 years old, she married Armstead Edwards. Then, after nearly 32 years of marriage, Patti and Armstead split up in 2000.
For years before the divorce, Patti says, she pretended to be happy, and in the end, she just didn't want to be married anymore.
It's downright cruel." In November 2015, Gifford's family revealed that he had suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
The family said, "After losing our beloved husband and father, Frank Gifford, we as a family made the difficult decision to have his brain studied in hopes of contributing to the advancement of medical research concerning the link between football and traumatic brain injury ...
The couple settled in Greenwich, Connecticut, with their son, Cody Newton Gifford, and daughter, Cassidy Erin Gifford.