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    former-first-round-pick-heisman-winner-rashaan-salaam-found-dead-at-42


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    Early reports are saying it was a suicide
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwaldo View Post
    Early reports are saying it was a suicide
    You have to wonder if CTE is involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFried1029 View Post
    You have to wonder if CTE is involved.
    Either way I think ESPN and the media will push this CTE angle hard. I thought about that too but seeing as how he didn't even play that long I'd be skeptical and would lean more towards depression/money problems etc. I mean he played in less than 3 dozen NFL games so if he got head trauma after that I would hate to think what these guys who play for 15+ seasons have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwaldo View Post
    Either way I think ESPN and the media will push this CTE angle hard. I thought about that too but seeing as how he didn't even play that long I'd be skeptical and would lean more towards depression/money problems etc. I mean he played in less than 3 dozen NFL games so if he got head trauma after that I would hate to think what these guys who play for 15+ seasons have.
    Peter- However, you also have to consider how many years he played in college, high school, and even youth programs. The NFL years are only part of it.
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    sad news
    R.I.P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFried1029 View Post
    Peter- However, you also have to consider how many years he played in college, high school, and even youth programs. The NFL years are only part of it.
    True, true. I always forget that these guys probably were playing since they were little kids and didn't just start out playing in HS/college.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwaldo View Post
    True, true. I always forget that these guys probably were playing since they were little kids and didn't just start out playing in HS/college.
    I imagine players who play certain positions are more susceptible to brain trauma.
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