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Old 05-02-2011, 08:36 PM   #5
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Default Re: Bear's Dave Duerson's death ruled suicide

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If the examination results show brain damage Schwartz will write a series of articles - if not this is the last we will ever read about Mr. Duerson in the NYT
The examination results for Dave Duerson show brain damage attributed to repeated blows to the head = no shock the NYT has another story up

The suicide of the former Chicago Bears star Dave Duerson became more alarming Monday, when Boston University researchers announced that his brain had developed the same trauma-induced disease recently found in more than 20 deceased players....

About two dozen retired N.F.L. players have been found to have the disease, known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, but none acted upon his suspicion of it like Duerson, 50, who complained to family of his deteriorating mental state during his final months.


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/03/sp...tml?ref=sports

This is grim news for football, which could end up being regarded like boxing
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