Monday, December 24, 2012
Shocker: Baseball Player Freel a Suicide
Ryan Freel, a popular utility player in the major leagues until recently, mainly with the Reds, was known for his all-out play--and multiple concussions, far less common in baseball than in football. He had to retire not long ago due to that and other injuries--and now has been found dead, at age 36, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in Miami. Football players who had killed themselves in recent years have earned wide attention, but unusual in baseball--but now head injuries getting more notice there as well.