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PostPosted: Feb 04, 2016 5:24 pm    Post subject: Oh no..now Dave Mirra Reply with quote

WTF...

Side note, as an apparent suicide, though suicide can appear to be an answer, please reach out. If not to friends/family, just a hotline.
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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2016 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh damn. Andy Mapple, Dave Mirra... legends are leaving!
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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2016 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was shocked to see the Mirra news. Watched him ride for so many years. I feel for his family.
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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2016 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SUCKS! taking your own life is never the answer....
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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2016 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

on another board, most of our suspicions are around cte - the concussion caused brain disease that many former nfl and nhl players have. dave duerson and junior seau both took their own lives, believed to be because of the disease.

it wouldn't surprise me one bit to start seeing this from bmx and skate athletes, given the slams they take. i can say i was around matt hoffman, christian hosoi and steve caballero last fall and hosio and guerrero looked punch drunk. they could have been having bad days, and we know hosoi's history - just an observation from one afternoon. certainly hoffman has taken some brutal crashes and he looked no worse for the wear.

rip dave - you're a legend.
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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2016 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the same thing. I've seen Hoffman and Mirra take some nasty hits over the years. From what I have seen on CTE it sounds like a number of cross over sports will end up showing similar problems in the future. All the wrestlers that have died over the past years could fall under similar CTE issues.
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PostPosted: Feb 05, 2016 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTE was the very first thing I thought. I hope they are able to use his brain for research.

RIP to another legend gone way too soon. Sad

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PostPosted: Feb 08, 2016 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP indeed and I agree with the CTE thought. It's tough to see us lose these legends.
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