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RIP Dave Duerson

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

  2. holy bull

    holy bull Active Member

    As a Notre Dame fan, sad to hear this. My father called me in sick on a bogus "college visit" when I was a senior in high school so we could drive from upstate NY to South Bend to watch ND play Michigan State in 1980, when Duerson was a sophomore.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    This story is about to get a whole lot bigger.

    Shot himself in the heart.

    Because he wants his brain preserved to study effects of football on the brain.

    That was his text-messaged suicide note.
  4. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Self inflicted gunshot wound to the heart, specified that his brain be donated to research studying long term effects of head injuries and athletes.
  5. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    holy crap. this is already the front-runner for 'sports story of the year.' damn.
  6. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Football is fucked.
  7. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Seems unclear whether he did this because he was having medical issues, or for other reasons and donated the brain as a secondary issue. Either way, horrifying and sickening story. I knew duerson pretty well in the 80s...so bright and interesting and really accomplished. Just a horrible tragedy, I hope we can get the rest of the real story here.
  8. Drip

    Drip Active Member

  9. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    That's two strong safeties in about five years. And Goodell wants to play more games.
  10. blacktitleist

    blacktitleist Member

    Wow. That news floored me.

    How tragic.
  11. Sleeper

    Sleeper Member

    Holy moly.

  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Whatever Greg Aiello's plans were for Monday just got scrapped. Gotta meet with the big cheese, come up with a way to steadily dismiss whatever findings are found on Duerson's brain.
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