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  • FILE - In this Aug. 14, 1989, file photo, Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson (22) scrambles for running room after intercepting a pass as Miami Dolphins Jeff Uhlenhake (63) grabs hold during an NFL football game in Miami. Duerson, a four-time Pro Bowl safety who played on Super Bowl winners with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, has died. He was 50.  Miami-Dade Police Detective Robert Williams says Duerson's body  was found Thursday in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. Investigators have not determined the cause of death.  (AP Photo/File)

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  • FILE - In this Aug. 14, 1989, file photo, Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson (22) scrambles for running room after intercepting a pass as Miami Dolphins Jeff Uhlenhake (63) grabs hold during an NFL football game in Miami. Duerson, a four-time Pro Bowl safety who played on Super Bowl winners with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, has died. He was 50.  Miami-Dade Police Detective Robert Williams says Duerson's body  was found Thursday in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. Investigators have not determined the cause of death.  (AP Photo/File)

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  • FILE - In this Aug. 14, 1989, file photo, Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson (22) scrambles for running room after intercepting a pass as Miami Dolphins Jeff Uhlenhake (63) grabs hold during an NFL football game in Miami. Duerson, a four-time Pro Bowl safety who played on Super Bowl winners with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, has died. He was 50.  Miami-Dade Police Detective Robert Williams says Duerson's body  was found Thursday in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. Investigators have not determined the cause of death.  (AP Photo/File)

    Report: Duerson died of self-inflicted gunshot

    The Chicago Tribune is reporting former Bears safety Dave Duerson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, and the co-director of a medical school program tells The Associated Press his family has agreed to donate his brain for research.

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  • "When I read what happened to Junior Seau and Dave Duerson - they didn't sleep, had wild mood swings, and shot themselves in the chest - I wanted to know what I was going through before something happened," he said.

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  • "Dave Duerson had classic pathology of CTE and no evidence of any other disease," McKee said, "and he has severe involvement of all the (brain) structures that affect things like judgment, inhibition, impulse control, mood and memory."

    Study: Duerson had brain damage at time of suicide →

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