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Tony Dorsett has a crippling brain disease

Tony Dorsett has a crippling brain disease

POSTED: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 11:31pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 6:20pm

He's one of the greatest running backs in NFL history.

He ran for over 12,000 yards with the Cowboys.

Tony Dorsett is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

But doctors said he has a degenerative condition caused by head trauma.

Dorsett says he is suffering memory loss.

He says he's had thoughts of suicide.

Doctors have told him he is clinically depressed.

Dorsett said he suffered numerous concussions when he played.

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This news breaks my heart...after being a die-hard fan of Tony's and the Cowboys during the years he played for them, to have him suffering such debilitating issues because of the countless hits he took for the team/game, is so sad. Some may say it is a "combat" sport and head trauma and brain injury are just part of the game, but these guys who give their all on the field run the real risk of diminished abilities and early death...all for the folks who sit in the stands and yell "harder".

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