Family: Waters suffered bouts of depression

6:50 PM, Dec 11, 2006   |    comments
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TAMPA, Florida (AP) — His family says former NFL star Andre Waters, who killed himself last month in Tampa, struggled with bouts of depression.

The 44-year-old former Philadelphia Eagles defensive back shot himself once in the head in his home. The sheriff's department has yet to release a detailed report, and investigators haven't said whether there was a suicide note.

Even though people who talked with him before his death said he seemed fine, family members tell the St. Petersburg Times that Waters had struggled with bouts of depression in recent years.

Those who knew Waters was also stressed by an emotionally draining child custody battle and his stalled coaching career.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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