Ex-Steeler Long drank antifreeze to commit suicide
PITTSBURGH -- Former Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Terry Long committed suicide by drinking antifreeze, a revised death certificate shows, and did not die as a direct result of football-related head injuries.
The Allegheny County coroner ruled in September that Long, 45,
who had attempted suicide before, had died of meningitis. The
condition, a swelling of the lining of Long's brain, was caused by
football-related "chronic traumatic encephalopathy," also known
as "punch-drunk syndrome," ...
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