After the aftermath
How the NFL can help prevent tragic deaths like Junior Seau's in the future
FOR ALL THE publicity that Junior Seau's death is justifiably receiving, he wasn't the only former NFL player to commit suicide in the past few weeks. On April 19, Ray Easterling, a former defensive back for the Falcons and a leader of Atlanta's Grits Blitz defense in the '70s, killed himself with a handgun. "He felt like his brain was falling off," said his widow, Mary Ann Easterling, in an interview with Fox Sports. "He was losing control. He couldn't remember things from five ...
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ESPN The Magazine: May 28, 2012