RIP 49ERS WR Dwight Clark

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Yes it does, he was a badass.
 

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sad ....very sad

had a friend pass about a year ago from same....its just devastating to see the deterioration in such a short time..such an ugly disease


read the twitter moron...total asshat ..:facepalm:


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A talented player, an honorable opponent, a clutch receiver (the Catch!) ... he helped knock my Cowboys out of the hunt enough.

Much respect, Dwight, you played it how it ought to be played.
 

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I loved football. Played thru college ( well ,mostly sat on pine) . But I am slowly starting to believe that the assoc brain damage is not worth it. Play long enough at a high enough level and the head trauma piles up. I am waiting for some University to say they are dropping the sport due to health concerns. It will happen. I hope sooner vs later. How can a university justify the risk they are subjecting students to? So far I have had no diagnosed damage. And I am probably old enough to have slipped by. Thank God my talent was only so so, I guess.
 

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I knew he wasn't doing well, but was very surprised to see his obituary story in today's LA Times. I'll always remember the Montana/Clark duo during two minute drills in NFL games. RIP Dwight, you were a class act all the way, on and off the field.
 

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Time catches up to everyone whether its fair or not.
Now it seems to be catching up with people of my generation.
That sucks

He provided some exciting moments that obviously will live forever..
That's pretty cool..
 

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Time catches up to everyone whether its fair or not.
Now it seems to be catching up with people of my generation.
That sucks

He provided some exciting moments that obviously will live forever..
That's pretty cool..

This wasn't old age that go Dwight Clark. It was Lou Gehrig disease ALS that did him in.
 

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RIP. I wonder if the ALS is related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy...
 

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RIP. I wonder if the ALS is related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy...

There's no direct link known at this time. Wiki reports that 5-10% of all cases are genetic, but that the causes for the remainder are unknown.
 

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Rest in Peace. He was a great football player who seemed like a genuinely nice guy.

 

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