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The toll of repeated head blows and  injuries loomed over football after the death last week of former NFL player, Dave Duerson.

Duerson, a former Chicago Bears safety who was a key member of the team’s legendary defense, was found dead Thursday in Florida.  He was 50. According to the New York Times, Duerson shot himself in the chest, which kept his brain intact for examination for a debilitating brain injury called “chronic traumatic encephalopathy”, known as CTE.  Read More:

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