That was former Bear Dave Duerson, who died last year. He said in a text message to his family that he wanted to leave his brain intact to be studied for CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy). Tests did confirm that he had some sort of degenerative neurological condition caused by too many concussions.
Originally Posted by Channing
It's all really sad. We don't know for sure that Junior had the same thoughts in his mind, but if he did, then it speaks volumes about what the rigors of playing football does to these athletes. We're losing our legends, and it seems that no one can really figure out why before it's too late. I hope Junior has at last found peace, though it's sad that it had to come to this.
Duke | Mirecourt | Detroit| The U | USA