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Dave Duerson Suicide

Death and Football

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 03.15.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

As I watched my star NFL clients endure concussion and head injuries over the last 40 years I knew intuitively that there had to be long-term consequences that we didn't know about.

How Many Deaths Will It Take?

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 07.02.2012 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

I knew Junior Seau since the day in 1990 when he and his friends partied back stage after he was drafted. Now he is dead at only 43 years-old.

Is Obama Wrong About NFL Concussions?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.01.2012 | Sports

The mood when President Obama belatedly celebrated the world champion 1985 Chicago Bears at the White House in October 2011 was understandably celebra...

Heartbreaking Details Emerge In Suicide Of Former Football Star

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An autopsy report released by the Miami-Dade County medical examiner this week described the tragic circumstances surrounding the suicide of former Ch...

Fans' Intimate Familiarity With Athletes Is Overrated

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Derrick K. Baker

I've been an ardent sports fan since realizing how my favorite teams excited and affected me. And while I never suffered from idolatry -- I'd never hy...

Bears Star Faced Serious Financial Trouble Before Suicide

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

According to news reports this week, former Bears safety Dave Duerson had filed for bankruptcy in Florida in September, only a few months before commi...