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Dave Duerson

Dave Duerson

David Russell "Dave" Duerson was an American football safety in the National Football League who played for the Chicago Bears, the New York Giants, and the Phoenix Cardinals. He earned significant honors during his career, including selection to four consecutive Pro Bowls for NFL seasons 1985 through 1988. Duerson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Following his request, his brain was sent to the Boston University School of Medicine for research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Neurologists at Boston University confirmed that Duerson had CTE as a result of the concussions he suffered during his playing career. ... more on Wikipedia

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