Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer attempted to kill himself after he shot himself at a Los Angeles motel but ended up surviving, according to NBC News in Chicago.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were called to a motel in Calabasas at around 8 p.m. for a welfare check, sources told NBC News. When deputies arrived they found a man, identified as Kramer, with a gunshot wound that was described as not life-threatening.
Kramer’s former wife, Marshawn Kramer, told NBC News Wednesday night that Kramer suffered years of depression that she believes was the result of his time in the NFL.
“I can promise you he is not the same man I married,” Marshawn Kramer said in a telephone interview.
Kramers wife might be right, but the problem with linking the NFL to depression is that we don’t know if some players get depressed for financial reasons, from hits to the head or just for the fact that they suffer from depression like millions of other Americans who don’t even play football.