The 411 on the NFL and Head Trauma

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  • What Do Concussions Do to the Brain?
  • The State of NFL Players’ Mental Health
  • CTE and Football Players
  • Suicide Rates
  • The NFL’s Defense
  • Former Players vs. the NFL
  • What’s the Hearing Supposed to Decide?
  • What Are Concussions?
  • Common Symptoms of Concussions

Suicide Rates 

The 2012 suicide of football great Junior Seau, who also suffered from CTE, highlighted this problem in the NFL. Seau isn’t alone: former NFL veterans Dave Duerson, Terry Long and Andre Waters among others all shot themselves to death and were later found to have the disease, reported ABC News.

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