Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 5/1/13
Former NFL offensive lineman Kyle Turley, 37, is suffering from severe mental problems has considered suicide. During his NFL career Turley was diagnosed with two concussions but he believes he suffered more that were undiagnosed. “No one in my family has ever gone crazy and killed themselves or thought about that. I have,” Turley said during a phone interview with U-T San Diego. “It’s not a thought that is fleeting. It’s a thought that goes away when I’m on my medication, and the thought of doing a lot of crazy things as well and making unbelievable decisions.” Turley told U-T San Diego. Turley told the paper that the medication, Depakote, “stops me from doing a lot of things my brain wants me to do in destructive ways.” During his NFL career, Turley appeared in 109 games for the Saints, Rams and Chiefs and may best be remembered for this helmet toss. Turley has agreed to have his brain donated to medical research upon his death and has donated money to the Gridiron Greats Assista...
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