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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Another NFL player dies, convinced that he suffered chronic traumatic encephalopathy from playing the game
Former Chicago Bears football star Dave Duerson killed himself recently with a gunshot to the chest. In a suicide note, he wrote: “Please, see that my brain is given to the N.F.L.’s brain bank.” The New York Times reports on the story here. I've blogged about the Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Brain Bank before. Dr. Ann McKee is doing important work there that may shake the very foundation of our national obsession with the game of football.