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BUFFALO, N.Y. – 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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