On the End of Football

If Seau committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest, it is similar to the way former Chicago Bears great Dave Duerson ended his life. …so that his brain could be examined for symptoms of CTE chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a trauma-induced disease common to NFL players and others who have received repeated blows to the head.

via NFL legend Junior Seau found dead at his California home | Shutdown Corner – Yahoo! Sports.

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4 thoughts on “On the End of Football

  1. This could also be an indicator of an athlete’s mental health becoming vulnerable when they leave the limelight. I am not trying putting anyone down. I am just saying these guys families, and loved ones need to know the warning signs, and look out for them. I hated hearing about Junior’s death. I am shocked too. I hope something comes out of this that will prevent someone else from committing suicide.

      • I would venture to guess they do not know how to let go. Over 1,000 former NFL players are suing the league over the concussion issues they are dealing with. It is their claim they were not warned of the long term effects. One thing is sure, repeated head injuries can cause severe problems as a person ages. Muhamed Ali is a perfect example of the long term effects of head injuries. Many soldiers returning from the war on terrorism are dealing with head injuries. This is one of the reasons the VA is adding 1,900 mental health workers. I aplaud them for doing this. For more info about it, I have a recent blog entry about these additions to the VA.

        Cheers!

        mark

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