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    Tragic Week in the NFL

    Murder/suicide of Jovan Belcher, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker who shot and killed his girlfriend. Josh Brent, defensive tackle of the Dallas Cowboys was intoxicated while driving, causing an accident which killed linebacker Jerry Brown.

    Unbelievable tragedies.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


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    Re: Tragic Week in the NFL

    I think I also saw some reports that suggested that the game itself caused brain damage (not surprising considering the amount of tackles and such), which in turn may cause idiotic behavior (aggression, poor judgment). This may have contributed to these tragedies.
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    Re: Tragic Week in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    I think I also saw some reports that suggested that the game itself caused brain damage (not surprising considering the amount of tackles and such), which in turn may cause idiotic behavior (aggression, poor judgment). This may have contributed to these tragedies.
    I've heard that, too. It's all very sad.

    The Jovan Belcher murder/suicide leaves a three-month-old baby left without a Mom and Dad. I also read that Jerry Brown indicated in his Facebook page that he was about to become a Dad and said he no longer enjoying the fast life.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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