Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Hits Keep on Coming

The concussion saga continues, with a suicide by an ex-player: Dave Duerson.  In his suicide note, he asked that his brain be studied, and then he shot himself in the heart.
Sitting with his mother on the deck of his father’s building Monday night, Tregg Duerson sobbed. “He was looking for an answer,” Tregg said. “And he was hoping to be a part of an answer.”
Puts it all into perspective.  The NFL is trying to lengthen the season to 18 games but refuses to require the players to wear the most protective helmets.  Keep on following Alan Schwarz's stories in the NYT.  

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