THE PRICE OF FOOTBALL; THE AGONY OF HELL HIDDEN NOW REVEALED DRIP BY DRIP! Rypien has soured on football. “I wouldn’t put any of my kids or grandkids in a football jersey,” he said.

 

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien said he has attempted suicide, hired prostitutes and suffers from persistent depression. Now, he’s wondering if he sustained brain injuries while playing football.

The 55-year-old former quarterback is worried about his future even as he revealed some lurid elements of his past.

“There were behaviors that were just bizarre,” Rypien said in an article published Friday in The Spokesman-Review newspaper and also broadcast on KHQ-TV of Spokane.

His wife, Danielle, said she has also worried about Rypien’s future.

“I remember thinking, ‘Oh my God, he’s going to end up in a home,’” Danielle said. “I didn’t want him running around the street with a shopping cart.”

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