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For some, NFL concussion settlement proposal is yet another injury
For some, NFL concussion settlement proposal is yet another injury

In the final years of Mike Webster's life, the former Pittsburgh Steelers center shocked himself with a stun gun to sleep. Nicknamed "Iron Mike" for durability during 17 seasons in the NFL, Webster couldn't hold down a job. He got lost on routine trips. The husband and father who loved John Wayne movies seemed to disintegrate into a haze of angry outbursts, depression and paranoia. After Webster died from a heart attack at age 50 in 2002, an autopsy revealed a crippling neurodegenerative disease thought to be linked to the thousands of hits to the head he sustained as a player. The diagnosis, the first for an NFL player, made Webster synonymous with football and...

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