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Old 12-29-2016, 10:17 PM   #1
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Unhappy Rashaan Salaam's death ruled suicide - Age 42

Rashaan Salaam, whose body was found in Boulder, Colorado, on Dec. 5, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, the coroner's office reported Thursday.

The Boulder County Coroner's Office reported that the autopsy showed the cause of Salaam's death was a gunshot wound to the head.

His body was found in a parking lot at Eben G. Fine Park, which is less than 2 miles from Folsom Field, where Salaam starred as a running back for the University of Colorado Buffaloes.

The Buffaloes honored Salaam on Thursday night at the Alamo Bowl with a decal, displaying his initials above the No. 19 he wore at Colorado. Colorado played Oklahoma State in San Antonio.

Really sad. He never panned out in the pros but if anyone watched him in college he was nothing short of amazing.

Rest in peace.
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Old 12-30-2016, 01:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: Rashaan Salaam's death ruled suicide - Age 42

CTE is no joke.

It was also noted in the coroner's report that Salaam's family was offered the chance to test him for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, before the autopsy, but the family declined. The presence of CTE has been linked to the suicide deaths of a number of athletes including former NFL players Junior Seau and Dave Duerson.

Salaam's brother, Jabali Alaji, told USA Today in December that Salaam had "all the symptoms" associated with CTE. He also told the newspaper Salaam's brain was not donated for evaluation for CTE because of the family's Muslim faith. Muslim burial rituals call for burial within days of death and forbid desecration of the body.

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Should get a statue.
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