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<div class="quote-block"><i>CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with David Duerson's survivors and brain experts in a special, "<a href="http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/sanjay.gupta.md/" target="_blank"><span style="color:#004276;">Sanjay Gupta, M.D. -- Head Games: The Truth About Concussions</span></a>," Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. ET and Sunday at 7:30 a.m.</i><br><b>(CNN)</b> -- Tregg Duerson, his face drawn and his eyes exhausted, expressed confusion and dismay about many of the details surrounding his father's suicide last week. But he is sure about one thing.<br>
"I wish I knew more answers. All I can do is trust what he's told me ... what he asked me to do with his brain," Duerson said.<br>
Last week, David Duerson, a 50-year-old former player for the NFL's Chicago Bears, <a href="http://pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/21/anxiety-about-brain-damage-pervades-football/" target="_blank"><span style="color:#004276;">committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest</span></a>. The details remain hazy, but family members believe that Duerson avoided injuring his brain so that it could be tested for disease.<br>
In the coming months, a group of scientists at the Boston University School of Medicine will scour his brain tissue for evidence of an insidious disease among footballers called chronic traumatic encephalopathy.<br>
"That has to take a lot of strength and a lot of courage to do that," said Otis Wilson, Duerson's best friend and former Bears teammate. "To donate your brain and the way that things went down. He's always been a strong person on and off the field, and even at the end, he's trying to help someone."</div>
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I have always been a huge fan of his and the Bears and was shocked and saddened by this.....but I do hope that they can examine and study his brain so that people who have these problems in the future can get the help they need.<br><br>
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