It was learned yesterday that former Chicago Bears Dave Duerson was found dead in his home.
Upon hearing some more details Duerson’s death is just disturbing.
Duerson committed suiced with a single shot wound to the chest. That alone is a little head turning as with suicides self inflicted gun shot wounds are to the head. Duerson did this for a reason.
That reason being he believed he was suffering from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy which is more commonly known as CTE. We know this becuase shortly before his death he texted his loved ones that he wished his brain be donated to be studied.
We hear about all the time how the health of these former athletes fail from wear and tear of competition later on in life. However, CTE, along with other brain aiglments is quickly becoming the leading cause of death for former athletes.
The National Football League is heading into the right direction restricing blows to the head of offensive players. However, more has to be done and looked at as players now have virtually become human missles and one thing that could get banned is the pulling of offensive lineman on plays due to the sheer amount of force that is created when these mammoth men collide with someone.
In the end, with the human mind being a mystery the NFL will be dealing with CTE for a long time to come.
The Buffalo News has reported that the Buffalo Bills will be changing their playing surface prior to the 2011 regular season, that’s is if there is one.
What the change does is commit the Bills to Buffalo for the foreseeable future.
The last time the Bills changed surfaces was back in 2003. That means the Bills played eight seasons on their old turf before having to change it.
So, Bills fans can expect the team to be in Buffalo for that same amount of time. Any owner that is looking to move their location anytime soon wouldn’t be investing money into a new surface.
Also, any new owner that comes in isn’t going to just move the team soon as he buys the team. Buying the Bills will cost about a billion to buy and that includes the stadium.
The only way the Bills are moving is if there is a brand new stadium that has been built. The only cost then would be to moving furniture and other assets.
In the end, as long as the Bils make a profit they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
It has been reported recently that former National Football League quarterback Bret Farve would like to reach out to his former Green Bay Packers teammate Aaron Rodgers to repair their relationship.
If Rodgers knew what was good for him he pick up the phone.
In January Rodgers’ charachter was called into question after he walked by a woman wearing pink singnaling she survived cancer. If Rodgers were to ignore Farve’s call it would only cement that Rodgers is a jerk.
A public relations nightmere is the last thing the Packers want. For it would prove to be a huge distraction for the entire team.
Rodgers and the rest of the Packers may not think it is a big deal, but it is. It is fequent occurence of small incidents that eventually takes its toll and wears down a team.
In the end, if the Packers are to repeat players are going to have to take the high road when it comes to incidents like this.