In recent years, tragedy has plagued the National Football League. Numerous players have died in tragic ways. Currently, studies are trying to find a link between brain trauma sustained while playing football and suicide.
In a sad news report, one NFL player has just taken his own life. Drew Wahlroos died Saturday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest.
Wahlroos was only 37 years old at the time of his passing. Wahlroos played in 21 games for the St. Louis Rams from 2004-05. He was released prior to the 2006 campaign, according to one site.
Wahlroos also played college football at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Since his passing, friends and fans have taken to social media to express their condolences and remember him during the good times.
If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide, he or she should not be left alone. Call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. The Lifeline provides free, confidential support for people in crisis or emotional distress, 24/7 year-round. The Lifeline also offers an online chat for people who prefer to reach out online rather than by phone, according to Legacy.com.
Please join us in praying for the friend and family of Drew during this devastating time. We ask for God’s healing grace upon their lives. Also, be sure to read our other breaking news article about the professional entertainer who just died from AIDS/HIV in New York.