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Bills fans rally for Talley: Raise nearly $139,000 to assist team's former star linebacker

  • Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly wears a jersey with the number of former teammate Darryl Talley prior to an NFL football game between the Bills and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly wears a jersey with the number of former teammate Darryl Talley prior to an NFL football game between the Bills and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly wears a jersey with the number of former teammate Darryl Talley prior to an NFL football game between the Bills and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Talley told The Buffalo News that he is suffering from depression and has contemplated suicide in what he considers side-effects from his hard-hitting playing days. The 54-year-old Talley said in an interview published in the newspaper Thursday that it would be "easy to call it a day."  (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly wears a jersey with the number of former teammate Darryl Talley prior to an NFL football game between the Bills and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Talley told The Buffalo News that he is suffering from depression and has contemplated suicide in what he considers side-effects from his hard-hitting playing days. The 54-year-old Talley said in an interview published in the newspaper Thursday that it would be "easy to call it a day." (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly wears a jersey with the number of former teammate Darryl Talley prior to an NFL football game between the Bills and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Talley told The Buffalo News that he is suffering from depression and has contemplated suicide in what he considers side-effects from his hard-hitting playing days. The 54-year-old Talley said in an interview published in the newspaper Thursday that it would be "easy to call it a day." (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly wears a jersey with the number of former teammate Darryl Talley prior to an NFL football game between the Bills and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Talley told The Buffalo News that he is suffering from depression and has contemplated suicide in what he considers side-effects from his hard-hitting playing days. The 54-year-old Talley said in an interview published in the newspaper Thursday that it would be "easy to call it a day." (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)  (The Associated Press)

Buffalo Bills fans are rallying to support Darryl Talley after the team's former star linebacker revealed he is dealing with depression and experiencing financial difficulties.

As of noon Monday, more than 3,000 contributors have donated nearly $139,000 on a fundraising website set up to assist Talley and his family.

Frank Croisdale is overwhelmed by the response since establishing the campaign (http://www.gofundme.com/hvkgjo# ) on Thanksgiving Day. He's a long-time Bills fan who was spurred to action after reading about Talley's troubles in a story published by The Buffalo News.

Talley says he experiences memory loss and has contemplated suicide in what he considered to be side effects from his 14-season career. He is also having difficulty making ends meet after the company he owned was forced to close during the 2008 financial crisis.

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