A suicide is always a terrible thing, both for the victim and for the people left behind. When Jason Hairston, a former NFL player, killed himself in September 2018, his family was of course utterly devastated. Later, his bereaved wife spoke about what reasons she believed there were for her husband dying and the awful implications for other sportsmen.
Jason Hairston, from southern California, had played football ever since high school. Even breaking his neck during his junior season didn’t prevent him from pursuing the sport. After a year as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers, he transferred to the Denver Broncos in 1996. But not long after that, he retired due to his neck injury.