A Boston University autopsy of former Chicago Bears linebacker Dave Duerson discovered that his brain had developed the same “trauma-induced disease recently found in 20 deceased players.” After Duerson’s mental abilities began to decline, he shot himself in the chest so that his brain could be analyzed by BU. Duerson left a final note to his family asking that his brain be donated to the “NFL’s brain bank.”
The NFL issued this statement after BU’s findings were announced:
Our Head, Neck and Spine Medical Committee will study today’s findings, and as a league, we will continue to support the work of the scientists at the Boston University Center and elsewhere to address this issue in a forthright and effective way.
Not sure how this league licensed game is either forthright or effective.