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Football / Seau Suicide / Player Brain Injuries: CTE #1021084

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 02, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The suicide of Hall of Fame pro football player Junior Seau††, who shot himself, reported; Seau photos shown. [Tearfully, mother Luisa SEAU†- laments.]

(Oceanside, California: Paul Vercammen) The Seau death reviewed; details given about evidence of suicide, his prior arrest, how he drove off a cliff, perhaps deliberately; scenes shown of memorials outside his Oceanside, California, home.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: Sanjay Gupta) The suicide of football players perhaps due to a career of head traumas discussed; details given of the pattern of blows to the head on the field leading to CTE, a dementia-like illness, the suicide of player Dave Duerson who wanted his brain studied and it indicated he had CTE, the research on concussions, the extent of such football injuries and depression in former NFL players.

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Vercammen, Paul;
Gupta, Sanjay
Duration:
00:07:50

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