The NFL is being taken to court, facing a wrongful death lawsuit after a former standout player committed suicide.

FOX News Radio's Chris Hoenig reports:

One year ago last week, Alicia Duerson received a text message from her ex-husband, former Pro Bowler Dave Duerson.

(Duerson) "He really felt there was something wrong with the left side of his brain, and for me to please get it to the NFL."

Within hours, Duerson committed suicide.  His family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL, arguing the league negligently caused the brain damage that led the 50-year-old to shoot himself in the chest.  Experts who studied his brain say Duerson suffered from CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy - severe brain damage caused by multiple concussions.

(Duerson) "People need to put the attention not just to the NFL, but to college and Little League."

The league says it hasn't reviewed the suit.

Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.

Just a week after her ex-husband's death, Alicia Duerson spoke with FOX.  WATCH that interview HERE:

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