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Quick Hits: The Joe Murphy Edition

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In Red Wings Land

Joe Murphy, Red Wings’ No. 1 pick, is homeless again and refusing help - Freep

Jeff Seidel tracks down the Red Wings’ #1 pick from 1986 and offers a tough look at a sad story and a number of questions with no clear answers. Seidel sums it all up well here:

Murphy is a fascinating case study at the crux of several issues — traumatic brain injuries, mental health issues and the ripple effect of concussion lawsuits on professional sports. How do you help somebody who doesn’t want help? Or won’t accept it?

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