|born on||28 November 1960|
|Place||Muncie IN, USA, 40n11, 85w23|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
American athlete, professional football player who made it to four pro bowls. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1982 with a degree in economics and was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1983. At the end of 1989 season, he signed with the Giants and from 1991-1993 he played with the Phoenix Cardinals. After his football career ended he went into business, owning two food companies, Brooks Sausage Company which he sold. In 2002 he began another company called Duerson Foods.
He and his wife divorced after having four children. His life began to fall apart in the last few years of his life. He sold most of his company's assets, his house was placed into foreclosure. He committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest in Sunny Isles Beach, FL on February 17, 2011. A message he left behind indicated that he wanted to leave his brain intact for further research into how football injuries to the brain might traumatize brain tissue leading to neurological complications and even suicide.
- Death by Suicide 17 February 2011 (Age 50)
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- Work : New Career 1983 (pro football)
- Work : Retired 1993 (From pro football)
Dr. J. Lee Lehman quotes a sport almanac for date; time unknown; place from his obituary
- Vocation : Sports : Football
- Vocation : Business : Business owner (Food companies)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
- Personal : Death : Suicide