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The tragic murder suicide by -- on Belcher sending shockwaves through the national football -- The Kansas City Chiefs linebacker shot and killed his girlfriend on Saturday before driving to his -- practice facility.
And killing himself.
Leaving behind a three month old daughter.
Shocking -- doctors former University of Maine football Coach said.
Quote I'm hard pressed to find or -- call a young man.
Who had more of an impact in a positive way -- his teammates and his football family he's truly one of the great stories and programs history.
So what happened.
Here to shed some light on the NFL former running back -- Super Bowl champion Ricky Watters.
He's one of some 3300 former player suing the suing the -- over head injuries and ports so.
Pardon me fox sports -- our writer Peter Schrager welcome -- a boat.
-- welcome and I'll start with you.
Thank you talk to us a little bit -- about the stresses on players.
And and and what is makes you -- I mean it's just hard to imagine you have been like this happening.
Terrible a terrible tragedy but yes there's a lot of pressure on players.
And there's a lot of stress does the pressure to perform -- your best and to be the best everytime you go out -- in the field.
But also there's pressure to keep your job.
There's always somebody behind you -- was waiting to take your job you look at Alex Smith knew that the -- -- -- situation at the 49 years.
You -- -- -- and -- in and look for the -- -- in solid ground all right and access Philadelphia.
Those guys lost their jobs to a concussion.
So -- like you get a concussion you think that you're going to be okay you can come back and you know or at least you can stay out and they -- should get turned wits about you and but you come back you have a job and there's a guy right there who steps right and then does a great job and you might nice to see the field again.
I want it enough that I want to quote friends emailed to dead spend dot com which describes.
How Bulger was acting and how -- -- to respond -- this -- with today's -- was suffering from short term memory loss I would say combination of alcohol concussions.
And prescription drugs put -- -- that he would not otherwise be at.
Peterson and -- found comedy you.
Does I mean -- far as the result of that.
-- -- -- either way but players -- players get injured and you have the NFL for years used to celebrate this kind of stuff used to see on TV commercials the hard hits and all the punishing action.
They've taken that down a -- you don't see as much India you know come on man -- don't see that as much at the giant hits -- the hard knocks type stuff.
And that's the NFL trying to do something with its image right now because honestly the more and more this stuff is in the news in the more and more stuff is in the headlines.
It's a -- look for the NFL -- -- billions of dollars at stake.
But -- you've had the experience said.
Playing happening yeah -- Kai shed and then being prescribed drugs that work exactly the wrong thing for you to be taking.
Yes definitely even before I'd I'd heard what happened -- -- I suspected that.
He could have something to do with with pain medications.
And -- head trauma.
And I know with me.
I've I broke my cool and I had five screws put in a metal plate placed in there.
And I -- good meal and OxyContin.
And oxy coal -- And I just wasn't myself my my wife said you know I was -- myself.
That I was disoriented some the same things -- swings and even like hallucinating.
-- saying things that wasn't definitely wasn't me.
And she would we have a brand new -- at the time she would take him -- kind of keep them away from me.
And they would leave for hours at a time and come back and I wouldn't even though they left so you know -- -- no and I don't remember --