Ashley Massaro Died of Apparent Suicide After Claiming Years of Depression, Injuries Suffered from WWE Career — (The Blast)Thursday, May 23rd, 2019SSRI Ed note: Former WWE wrestling star suffers effects of repeated head injuries, including depression. She takes antidepressants, unexpectedly hangs herself. CTE blamed.
Autopsy: Roy Halladay had 3 drugs in his system during plane crash — (The Philly Voice)Friday, January 19th, 2018SSRI Ed note: Baseball hall of fame pitcher takes Prozac, Ambien, other meds, does dangerous, illegal "hotdog" maneuvres in his new aircraft, dies in crash. Everyone shocked.
Canadian Ty Pozzobon’s death a wake-up call for rodeo riders about effects of concussions — (The National Post)Friday, January 13th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Talented young bull rider suffers multiple concussions, seeks "treatment" from family physician, dies by suicide. CTE blamed.
The Concussion Diaries: One High School Football Player’s Secret Struggle with CTE — (GQ)Tuesday, January 10th, 2017SSRI Ed note: Young football player given Zoloft, Adderall, possible CTE, unsurprisingly feels very "messed up", suicidal, dies by suicide. Meds not suspected.
After a meticulously-planned suicide attempt, ex-Bears QB Erik Kramer lives on — (The Chicago Tribune)Wednesday, May 25th, 2016SSRI Ed note: Football player down due to career dip starts antidepressants on-and-off 10-15 yrs, becomes suicidal, shoots himself, stops meds, recovers. Can't explain.
Shattered Dream: The Shocking Death of Former Braves Phenom. Tommy Hanson Left Friends, Family to Pick Up the Pieces — (Bleacher Report)Monday, March 21st, 2016SSRI Ed note: Happy, family-oriented former major-league baseball player takes antidepressants for grief, loses edge, kills himself with drugs and alcohol.
How Football Pulled The Trigger: Zack Langston’s Family Reflects On His Tragically Short Life — (Vice Sports)Thursday, December 17th, 2015SSRI Ed note: Football player, 27, possible CTE, is given antidepressants including Lexapro, has mood swings, rages, suicidal thoughts, dies by suicide. Meds not suspected.
Mort de Marco Pantani: la piste du suicide privilégiée à celle de l’homicide/ Marco Pantani’s Death Looks Like Suicide — (Libération)Thursday, December 4th, 2014SSRI Ed note: A new investigation reveals, 10 yrs after the death of top Italian cyclist, was more likely suicide than the originally reported cause.
A Year Later, Trying to Comprehend a Young Hockey Player’s Suicide — (New York Times)Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Rob Bironas had .218 blood alcohol, report says — (The Tennesean)Friday, October 3rd, 2014SSRI Ed note: Titans kicker taking Valium uncharacteristically drinks alcohol and drives, has fatal accident.
Terry Bradshaw: Interview with Scott Ross — (CBN.com)Thursday, September 11th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Football player diagnosed and medicated for ADD is diagnosed with serious depression, and treated for that, does not cope, has 3 marriages.
Mizzou did not pursue alleged assault — (ESPN.com)Saturday, March 1st, 2014SSRI Ed note: Young woman raped tells Missouri U. they do nothing, takes antidepressants, loses place on swim team, dies by suicide. Borderline personality disorder blamed.
Ian Thorpe ‘admitted to rehab’ after incident with police — (Courier Mail)Tuesday, February 4th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Swimming champion taking pain medication and antidepressants found disoriented.
Utah tragedy: The last flight of Speedy Peterson — (Salt Lake City Tribune)Monday, January 6th, 2014SSRI Ed note: Olympic skier on Adderall, Vyvanse, Ritalin and Zoloft dies by suicide.
Ex-Highland Games champion shot himself with bolt gun at cattle mart — (Herald Scotland)Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013SSRI Ed note: Auctioneer gets antidepressant for stress, unexpectedly shoots himself. Partner tells inquest she is "at a loss" to explain why.
Is Titus Young the latest NFL player suffering from hits to the head? — (CBS Sports.com)Friday, May 17th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Football player in withdrawal exhibits increasingly aggressive, belligerent behaviour, gets into trouble. Concussions / CTE blamed.
Ryan Freel seemed to have it all—a major league career, a loving family, a few million in the bank. But life without baseball was more than he could bear — (Sportsnet)Thursday, April 18th, 2013SSRI Ed note: Major league baseball player takes antidepressants, suffers concussion, marriage ends, he kills himself with gun.
Former Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton admits she worked as an escort — (The Guelph Mercury)Friday, December 21st, 2012SSRI Ed note: Olympic athlete takes Zoloft for depression, becomes Escort (prostitute), is careless about her identity. Brother died by suicide after quitting bipolar meds.
Job for the girl: Olympic star Tasha Danvars is new mental health envoy — (Daily Mirror)Sunday, June 24th, 2012
The Tragic Suicide Death of Junior Seau — (Psych Central)Sunday, March 4th, 2012SSRI Ed note: Former NFL player takes Ambien, even though it is not helping him sleep. He dies by suicide, CTE is the suspected cause, not the med.
Manchester City star Adam Johnson feared for pal who committed suicide after rumours of girlfriend’s alleged affair with John Terry’s brother — (Manchester Evening News)Saturday, November 19th, 2011SSRI Ed note: Football goalkeeper gets antidepressants while recovering from injury, suspects girlfriend unfaithful, lethargic, dies by suicide.
Mother, friend say Belak battled depression — (National Post)Friday, September 2nd, 2011
More Thoughts On Rick Rypien, Head Trauma — (Capital Region Sports)Friday, August 19th, 2011
Joy for Mirjana Lucic; A Journey to Hell and Back — (Bleacher Report)Thursday, September 16th, 2010SSRI Ed note: Up and coming tennis player a force to be reckoned with until she takes Wellbutrin.
Ex-Nets star Jayson Williams possessed dangerous mix of psychiatric drugs—(Daily News)Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
Hamilton retires from cycling after positive test — (The Seattle Times)Friday, April 17th, 2009
Lamoureux copes with depression, stars on ice—(CTPost.com)Wednesday, March 25th, 2009SSRI Ed note: Teenager on antidepressants almost dies by jumping from a garage roof, backs down, quits meds, turns life around, is doing very well.
Coach of Russian football team treated for gambling problem — (Sputnik News)Thursday, November 13th, 2008SSRI Ed note: Czech football coach's wife said he always gambled but with antidepressants and high salary he lost self-control.
Europe Champ Found with Noose around Neck — (Kommepcahtb)Friday, June 29th, 2007SSRI Ed note: Europe's 5-time cycling champion put on antidepressant pills, she dies by suicide, hanging her self, during training.
‘I don’t want anyone to end up like me’ — (The Boston Globe)Friday, February 2nd, 2007SSRI Ed note: Former Patriots' linebacker with CTE takes Wellbutrin, Prozac, depression worsens, he becomes confused, unreliable, has memory lapses, loses relationship.
Boxer charged with murder — (The Cincinnati Post)Saturday, February 18th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Boxer injures opponent in ring, sees psychiatrist about it, is given antidepressants, murders his friend shortly after.
OSU’s Sutton charged with aggravated DUI — (Houston Chronicle)Friday, February 17th, 2006SSRI Ed note: Long-time university basketball coach takes Effexor, drinks too much and drives, causes accident.
Former Baseball All Star Pitcher Arrested in Jewelry Store Robbery — (News Press)Tuesday, December 27th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Wealthy former star relief pitcher takes antidepressant, robs jewellery store at gunpoint.
A tormented soul — (ESPN.com)Monday, January 24th, 2005SSRI Ed note: Former NFL football player suffers serious loss of quality of life from effects of polypharmacy, including antidepressants. Dies at 50.
Dreams, steroids, death – a ballplayer’s downfall — (SFGate)Tuesday, December 21st, 2004SSRI Ed note: Promising baseball player on steroids, trying to get off Effexor has rages, downers, increasingly loses control, dies by suicide. Steroid alone gets blamed.
Ron’s latest brawl adds to his checkered tale — (New York Daily News)Sunday, November 21st, 2004SSRI Ed note: NBA player on antidepressants shows poor judgement, demonstrates aggressive, negative behavior.
What drove Justin Strzelczyk to his death? — (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)Sunday, October 31st, 2004SSRI Ed note: Withdrawal psychosis. Former football player drank heavily, took Zoloft, goes on wild drive, appears delirious, dies in crash. Nothing in system.
Ricky Williams says he failed third drug test before quitting — (ESPN NFL)Thursday, July 29th, 2004SSRI Ed note: Promising NFL player takes Paxil, loses motivation, takes drugs, quits.
Mystery of ‘country home killings by Old Etonian’ — (Evening Standard)Monday, October 6th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Man given antidepressants, stabs mum and aunt to death, mental illness is blamed.
Depression-awareness campaign aids Bradshaw too — (Chicago Tribune)Friday, October 3rd, 2003SSRI Ed note: Former NFL Quarterback suffered concussions, now has depression and memory loss.
Invisible Pain — (San Jose Mercury News)Thursday, July 24th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Football player has bad reaction to depression meds.
The Science of Deceit — (Pure Water Gazette)Sunday, June 15th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Endurance athlete, 41, prescribed Paxil for anxiety, suffers serious negative side effects.
Prosecutors Want Prison Term for Former NFL Lineman Alonzo Spellman in Airliner Incident — (The Edwardsville Intelligencer)Wednesday, January 29th, 2003SSRI Ed note: Former NFL linebacker in withdrawal threatens passengers on flight.
Underwood hospitalized again — (USA Today)Wednesday, July 24th, 2002
HORSE RACING; Antley’s Death Is Ruled an Accident — (The New York Times)Friday, January 12th, 2001SSRI Ed note: Talented jockey takes Paxil, other meds, becomes impaired, "delusional", has mood swings, loses judgement, gets into trouble, dies from drug effects.
JUDGE SENDS TONYA HARDING TO JAIL — (The Columbian)Friday, May 19th, 2000
Trying to get a handle on Tyson’s behavior — (The Baltmore Sun)Wednesday, February 24th, 1999