February 20, 2011

Bears' Dave Duerson Commits Suicide: Former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson was found dead in his south Florida condo Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 50. Duerson was a starter on the Bears' 1985 Super Bowl team and was the NFL's man of the year in 1987. He told family before his death he wanted his brain to be studied for signs of the disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

posted by rcade to football at 02:14 PM - 6 comments

Just absolutely heartbreaking. He was one of my favorite '85 Bears. I just hope something positive can come out of this tragedy. RIP DD.

posted by willthrill72 at 07:33 PM on February 20

So tragic. It's the kind of story that makes it hard to love football.

posted by bperk at 10:41 PM on February 21

Someone should remind me again how players are greedy when they ask for more money...

posted by grum@work at 01:02 AM on February 22

Variations on a theme.

posted by yerfatma at 08:51 AM on February 22

Excellent link, ma.

I don't think I am going to enjoy football like I did.

posted by steelergirl at 02:18 PM on February 22

It's the kind of story that makes it hard to love football.

I'm trying to quit. I think I need a sponsor.

posted by rcade at 03:29 PM on February 22

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