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Deceased Hockey Player Derek Boogaard's Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against The NHL

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Former hockey player Derek Boogaard died in 2011 from an accidental overdose of painkillers and alcohol, and now his family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit againt the NHL.

An autopsy revealed that the late New York Ranger suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) at the time of his death, which is caused by taking multiple blows to the head and suffering from concussions throughout his career.

The family's attorney William Gibbs claims the trauma caused Derek to become addicted to his pain medication, saying:

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Junior Seau's Family Suing The NFL Over His Suicide!

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Remember the sad story of Junior Seau?

He was the former NFL player who recently killed himself.

It turned out that he was suffering from a degenerative brain disease, called CTE, that lead to depression and most likely his eventual suicide.

Now, the Seau family is suing the NFL!

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Junior Seau Had Degenerative Brain Disease When He Committed Suicide

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Junior Seau's death, among others, sparked intense discussion on how to better protect and treat athletes with brain injuries.

His suicide was a shock to everyone, and we've all been wondering what exactly it was that drove him to do it. Depression? Brain injuries? What caused it all?

Well, it turns out that he had a degenerative brain disease, and the results of an NIH study of Seau's brain revealed

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Junior Seau Autopsy Results Revealed!

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Junior Seau, the former NFL star, committed suicide back in May.

Well the autopsy results have finally been revealed.

No drugs or alcohol were in his system at the time of death!

His death was ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest from a .357 revolver.

The autopsy report said:

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Jay Cutler Is Cool With Concussions

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Jay Cutler has some real talent. There's no denying that he's a world class athlete — but he gets sacked a lot.

No, not tea-bagged you pervs, he gets tackled while quarterbacking.

Defenders are always charging up the rear, hammering him. No! Not in that way! Jeez, people.

Anyway, he's always getting hit, and these guys are trying to take him down HARD. So concussions are an always present danger.

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