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Old 05-02-2012, 09:44 PM   #302
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Originally Posted by JD10367 View Post
While I'm in the camp that is anti-suicide (seeing it as selfish and a cop-out), there is a debate that depression/suicide is a medical condition and not simply a "choice". But, in Seau's case--as in the case of all ex-football players who get hit in the head a lot--the two words in the post I quoted sum it up. There have been many ex-players who've offed themselves, and IMO their repeated blows to the head have something to do with it. (Wasn't there a recent story of an ex-player with a history of mental issues who literally willed his head to the study and research of brain damage because he was so confident it was the reason he was suicidal?) It's tough when a result of the game we all love is stuff like this; but you can't have contact sports without contact, be it football or hockey or even soccer.
What is the suicide rate of nfl players to normal people? Enough difference for it to matter?

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