Former NFL star Ray Easterling has reportedly died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the UK's Daily Mail.  The 62 year-old former Atlanta Falcon had been suffering from dementia and encephalopathy.  He was involved in a lawsuit filed against the NFL alleging the effects of multiple concussions had led to the brain disorder, according to the New York Daily News.

With the popularity of junior high and high school football in Texas, do you think concussions are a serious concern?