Ray Lucas in rehab for painkillers

Updated: February 10, 2011, 3:22 PM ET
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Ray Lucas didn't shy away from hits on the football field, a tough-guy quarterback who played more like a linebacker during his NFL career.

Turns out, all of the pounding took quite a toll. Lucas suffered from chronic headaches and depression because of the injuries during his eight-year career.

The 38-year-old Lucas recently checked into a Florida rehabilitation center for an addiction to painkillers, and is sharing his experience with fans in a Facebook diary to try to help ...

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