"He was one of the hardest working football players, most disciplined football players I've ever played with," said Greg Brezina, a friend and former Falcons teammate.
Former NFL safety Easterling dies at 62 →
"He just wasn't thinking right. You could tell that 20 years ago," said Brezina. "He'd start talking to you about one topic, and then he'd end up in another topic and he wouldn't know how he got there."