The Dave Duerson Act to Prevent CTE

The Dave Duerson Act to Prevent CTE was unveiled at a press conference on Thursday, January 25th to prevent children under age 12 from playing organized tackle football in Illinois. The bill is named after former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson, who died by suicide in 2011 and was later diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). A joint coalition of former football stars, medical experts, and #CTE advocates worked to bring this bill together. Speakers included Dave's son Tregg Duerson; State Rep. Carol Sente; Duerson's former teammate Otis Wilson; former Chicago Bear and TV broadcaster Mike Adamle; Liz Nicholson, wife of former NFL player Gerry Sullivan; and Chris Nowinski, Ph.D., CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation. Visit our Facebook photo album to see even more photos from the day. 

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