Tag: Dave Duerson

Indisputable: Dave Duerson had CTE

Indisputable: Dave Duerson had CTE
According to the Associated Press, Boston University’s School of Medicine has determined that former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson did indeed suffer from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a disorder linked to repeated brain trauma. “It’s indisputable,” Dr. Ann McKee said Monday. “Duerson had classic pathology of CTE and no evidence of any other disease. He... Read more »

Rare Photos: 1985 Chicago Bears

Rare Photos: 1985 Chicago Bears
I know, I know, we’ve been here before. Some of us are, quite honestly, tired of hearing about the Super Bowl champion 1985 Chicago Bears. Not for lack of love or respect, but for want of a modern day version of that dominating group of pro football hall of famers. It’s not easy, and teams... Read more »

Duerson's Suicide to Fuel NFL/NFLPA Player Safety Talks

Duerson's Suicide to Fuel NFL/NFLPA Player Safety Talks
  In so many ways, the death of former Bears’ safety Dave Duerson is the definition of tragic… Imagine a life in which you have the mental capacity to understand exactly what’s happening to you – what is killing you – but no ability to stop it. In a nutshell, that was Dave Duerson’s final... Read more »
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Suicidal Dave Duerson to Have Brain Examined

Former Bears safety Dave Duerson, who committed suicide last Thursday, had reportedly sent text messages to friends and family before killing himself, asking that his brain be sent to be examined for possible chronic traumatic encephalopathy. This according to The New York Times. CTE is a condition that has afflicted more than a dozen deceased NFL players... Read more »

Chicago Bears Release Statement Regarding the Death of Dave Duerson

The Chicago Bears issued a statement Friday regarding the death of former Bear Dave Duerson: LAKE FOREST, IL; “We are stunned and saddened to hear the tragic news regarding Dave Duerson. He was a great contributor to our team and the Chicago community. Today is a difficult day for all of us who loved Dave.... Read more »

Former Bear Dave Duerson Found Dead

Ex-Bear and Notre Dame safety Dave Duerson was found dead in his Miami home. He was just 50. Duerson was a member of the ’85 Bears Super Bowl team and also got a ring with the Giants in 1990. But he had fallen on hard time since his playing days ended. His business fell on hard... Read more »
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