Brandon Marshall, now a receiver for the Chicago Bears, says that if Junior Seau was treated sooner, he may not have resorted to suicide.
Marshall's off-the-field issues have been well-documented, and in a Chicago Times article he says that treatments have helped him deal with his mental angst.
His hope is that more players -- players who may potentially be suffering from CTE -- will seek treatment before they hurt themselves or someone else.
In therapy, I learned how to express my emotions and talk about my problems, then apply it to my real life. I had to work through my entire belief system, train myself how to think, not what to think, and let go of the things that had me in bondage.
Junior Seau, Kenny McKinley, Dave Duerson, Brandon Marshall, etc. I am the only one in that group who is living because I got help before it was too late.
Terry Glenn, the Patriots' top draft pick in 1996, died early Monday morning in a one-car accident in Irving, Texas. He was 43.
Bill Belichick coached Glenn as an assistant with the Patriots during Glenn's rookie season. He was later Glenn's head coach in 2000 and 2001. Belichick traded Glenn to the Packers before the 2002 season after a tumultuous run in New England that involved legal trouble, injuries and clashes with the coaching staff.
During a conference call with reporters soon after the news of Glenn's death was published, Belichick remembered Glenn for his natural physical ability and "a good heart."
"I was pretty close with Terry," Belichick said, "and his rookie season was my first year here in '96, and so I had a lot of interaction with him and other people that were involved in his life and his upbringing separate from the Patriots. Terry's a very smart individual. Had a lot of, obviously, a lot of physical skill and talent. Could do a lot of things on the football field very naturally. And I think he was deep down inside a good person with good intentions and, you know, a good heart. Obviously it's very unfortunate. Very unfortunate passing. I mean, it's a sad day. Sad news."
According to reports, Glenn was with his fiancee at the time of the accident. She's being treated at a local hospital for unspecified injuries.
Drew Bledsoe was among the ex-Patriots taking to Twitter to react to Terry Glenn's untimely death on Monday.
Glenn died Monday morning after being involved in a car crash in Texas. The former Patriots wide receiver was 43.
Bledsoe reacted to Glenn's death with a series of tweets speaking highly of who he referred to as favorite receiver:
Troy Brown, Lawyer Milloy, and Scott Zolak shared their sentiments as well.