3/2/2012: Dave Duerson was a former college and NFL football star, suffering from brain injuries induced by concussions and repeated MTBI on the field. He was in denial for years, but in 2011, age 50, he realized the brain damage was serious and irreversible and was making him a violent threat to his family. So he shot himself in the heart. Why the heart? He wanted his brain to be used for research that might help other football players. And it was:
Sort of puts Chip Kelly’s troubles in perspective. Full report in the British newspaper The Guardian, by Ed Pilkington.