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Suicide, Concussions, and the NFL


Geoffrey Christopher Rapp


University of Toledo College of Law

March 4, 2013

8 FIU Law Review 2013
University of Toledo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-07

Abstract:     
This contribution to a FIU Law Review symposium on concussions in the NFL explores the state of the science and the possibility that the family of a former NFL player could recover from the NFL in the event that the former player committed suicide. While the link between brain injury, depression and suicide is both logical and supported by some emerging science, the paper suggests that significant legal obstacles would confront any such claim.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 14

Keywords: concussion, tort, NFL, football, brain injury, suicide, proximate cause

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Date posted: March 15, 2013 ; Last revised: June 18, 2013

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Rapp, Geoffrey Christopher, Suicide, Concussions, and the NFL (March 4, 2013). 8 FIU Law Review 2013; University of Toledo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-07. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2233383

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Geoffrey Christopher Rapp (Contact Author)
University of Toledo College of Law ( email )
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606
United States
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