Posted February 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
The family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NFL over his suicide. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Chicago on behalf of Duerson's children. Duerson died on Feb. 17, 2011, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. The lawsuit accuses the NFL of negligently causing the brain damage that led Duerson to take his own life at the age of 50 by not warning him of the negative effects of concussions. The lawsuit says Boston University experts have determined that Duerson was suffering from advanced brain damage when he died. The NFL said in a statement that it hasn't seen the lawsuit and its attorneys haven't reviewed it. Duerson won Super Bowls with the 1985 Bears and 1990 Giants.
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