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The Cloud Over Football

uwcharlie Wrote: Sep 09, 2012 12:07 PM
Chapman, you usually make sense. Today, all you have done is make panic talk and try to steer people away from the best sport in the world. Talk about lawsuits all you want but maybe there are too many lawyers, if this is the end result of injuries that are part of the game.

A few weeks ago, a 25-year-old man was found in his car in Tampa, Fla., dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It was a sad but ordinary story except for two facts: The man, O.J. Murdock, was a wide receiver for the NFL's Tennessee Titans, and the wound was not to the head but the chest.

Exactly why Murdock killed himself is impossible to know. But his case inevitably brings to mind other former NFL players who committed suicide -- particularly Dave Duerson of the Chicago Bears. He feared he was suffering from brain damage and shot himself in...