Former NFL star battles suicidal, violent urges he believes come from football brain trauma

The same year neurologist Bennet Omalu linked football-related head injuries with degenerative brain trauma, Larry Johnson set the all-time NFL record for rushing attempts in a season.

Now, Johnson told The Washington Post he believes the toll of an unmatched workload and years of high-impact collisions has caused anxiety, memory loss, and suicidal thoughts — symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

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Johnson, a former Heisman Trophy finalist and All-Pro running...

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