Dave Duerson

(Source: AP) A cross-section of a brain

Study Links Contact Sports And Brain Damage

Researchers at Boston University have found evidence that years of blows to the head in football and other sports leads to a distinct pattern of brain damage can eventually turn into dementia.

CBS Miami–12/03/2012

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 9:  Junior Seau #55 of the Miami Dolphins lines up during the game with the Buffalo Bills on October 9, 2005 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. The bills won 20-14 (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Seau’s Family To Donate Brain For Research

The family of the late Junior Seau has decided to donate the former NFL stars brain to researchers looking for evidence of damage as the result of concussions, according to the San Diego Chargers team chaplain Shawn Mitchell.

CBS4–05/04/2012

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 9:  Junior Seau #55 of the Miami Dolphins lines up during the game with the Buffalo Bills on October 9, 2005 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. The bills won 20-14 (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Junior Seau’s Death Ruled A Suicide

The San Diego County coroner had ruled the death of Former Miami Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau a suicide.

CBS4–05/03/2012

Former Chicago teammate Dave Duerson holds up his driver,s license that shows he is an organ donor at Chicago's Soldier Field during a public memorial service for former Chicago Bears great Walter Payton, 06 November 1999. (TANNEN MAURY/AFP/Getty Images)

Details Of Duerson’s Suicide Released

The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the details of their findings in the death of former NFL star Dave Duerson. The two-time Super Bowl winning safety committed suicide by firing a .38 caliber bullet into his heart.

CBS4–03/24/2011

Former Chicago teammate Dave Duerson holds up his driver,s license that shows he is an organ donor at Chicago's Soldier Field during a public memorial service for former Chicago Bears great Walter Payton, 06 November 1999. (TANNEN MAURY/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Chicago Bears Duerson’s Brain To Benefit Science

The family of former Chicago Bears football player Dave Duerson, who was found dead in his Sunny Isle Beach home Thursday, has agreed to donate his brain for medical research.

02/20/2011

Dave Duerson

Football Player Duerson’s Death Ruled A Suicide

Former Chicago Bears and New York Giants safety Dave Duerson’s death has been ruled a suicide, according to the Chicago Tribune.

CBS4–02/19/2011

Dave Duerson

Former Chicago Bears Great Dies In Miami

Former Chicago Bears and New York Giants safety Dave Duerson was found dead in his Miami Beach home Thursday night.

02/18/2011

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