Report: Dave Duerson had brain damage when he committed suicide

Dave Duerson had brain damage when he committed suicide in February.

There is a report coming out of Boston University that says former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson had a brain disease that is associated with repeated concussions back when he committed suicide in February.

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at the BU School of Medicine announced on Monday afternoon that Duerson suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the same disease found in at least 20 other deceased NFL players.

The Bears safety shot himself in the chest back on Feb. 18 and left a note requesting that his brain be donated to research. Duerson was just 50.

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