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Monday, 10 September 2018 15:37
Sports Illustrated reports on 9.7.18 that former 49ers linebacker Jason Hairston, 47, died on Wednesday; he took his own life. Hairston was a starting linebacker for the University of California, Davis in college before signing as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers in 1995. He was traded to the Denver Broncos a year later and retired in 1996. Following his football career, Hairston founded hunting clothing company KUIU in 2010.
According to the article's author, Emily Caron:
In an interview in 2016 Hairston told CNBC that he was suffering from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, which is a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans, and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma.
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