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Ex-lineman admits to suicidal thoughts

Kyle Turley, an offensive lineman for nine seasons, said he is worried he might commit suicide.

Turley, who played for the Saints, Rams and Chiefs, was diagnosed with two concussions during his career but says he sustained many more.

"No one in my family has ever gone crazy and killed themselves or thought about that. I have," Turley, 37, told U-T San Diego this week. "It's not a thought that is fleeting. It's a thought that goes away when I'm on my medication."

Turley said the suicide of former Chargers star linebacker Junior Seau affected him greatly, and he has instructed his family to donate his brain to medical research after he dies.

"I've got as good of a chance as anybody of going down that road into Crazy Land or into Super Crazy Disease Land," Turley said. "I've got every opportunity to probably be in the same boat in the future, and I don't know how far in the future. It's very, very disturbing, very frustrating, very stressful to deal with, especially having kids."

Ex-Bull cut after arrest: The Jets released defensive end Claude Davis, a Lakeland native and former USF standout, and cornerback Cliff Harris a day after they were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Both signed reserve-future contracts in January and did not appear in a game.

Keep Redskins name, poll finds: An overwhelming majority, 79 percent, don't believe the Redskins should change their name, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Opponents recently launched a new round of legal proceedings intended to deny the team federal trademark protection for "Redskins," which Native American groups and others consider offensive.

Cardinals: Phoenix police said they're investigating a domestic violence call involving linebacker Daryl Washington. But police said there is no warrant for the arrest of Washington, who last season had nine sacks and a team-high 134 tackles.

Jaguars: Former Largo High and UCF running back Brynn Harvey was invited to try out.

Ravens: Offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, 33, agreed to re-sign for what the Baltimore Sun reported was about $7 million over two years.

Ex-lineman admits to suicidal thoughts 05/02/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 2, 2013 10:55pm]
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