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Posts Tagged ‘CTE and suicide’

By On June 27th, 2018

21-year-old football player had CTE when he took his life

A 21-year-old Washington State football player who committed suicide in January had extensive damage to his brain linked to football-related brain trauma, his family recently revealed. Tyler Hilinski committed suicide in his apartment using a gun, a scenario remarkably common among former football players with CTE. Yesterday, his parents, Mark and Kym Hilinski, appeared on…

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By On July 27th, 2015

Junior Seau’s Family Not to Speak at Hall of Fame Induction

Junior Seau is being inducted into the Football Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, his family has been prohibited from speaking at his induction. As football fans know, Junior Seau committed suicide in 2012 by shooting himself in the chest to preserve his brain much like Dave Duerson, another football player who struggled with the aftermath of…

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