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Monday, February 7, 2011

Jerry Eckwood's battle with NFL concussions

Posted By on Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Here's another update from Tennessee on the health struggles of Jerry Eckwood, the former Razorback and NFL running back, whose continuing health woes are now believed to stem at least in part from concussions as an NFL player.

Eckwood, who suffers from dementia and earlier mental illness, is entitled to some $88,000 a year in additional NFL disability payments, but only in an assisted living facility. Caring for Eckwood that way has proved a trial.

A sad story about one of Saturday's heroes.

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