Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer survives apparent suicide attempt (Shutdown Corner)

Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer survived an apparent suicide attempt Wednesday night, California law enforcement sources and his former wife told NBC News. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies arrived at a Calabasas motel at around 8 p.m. to find Kramer wounded from a non-life-threatening gunshot, according to the report. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league today! ] Marshawn Kramer, Kramer ex-wife, told NBC News that it was a suicide attempt and that Kramer had suffered from years of depression, which she attributes to his football career. The parents also lost their son, Griffen, a former high-school quarterback who died from a drug overdose, in 2011 at the age of 18.   “He is a very amazing man, a beautiful soul, but he has suffered depression since he was with the Bears,” Marshawn Kramer said. “I can promise you he is not the same man I married.”  The couple divorced in 2010. “He is a very amazing man, a beautiful soul, but he has suffered depression since he was with the Bears,” Marshawn Kramer said. “I can promise you he is not the same man I married.”  Kramer, 50, played with four teams, mostly with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, in a 10-year career between 1987 and 1999. His career highlights included leading the Lions to the NFC championship game following a 12-4 regular season in 1991. He also threw for 29 touchdowns in 1995 with the Bears, setting career highs in nearly every passing statistic that season. – – – – – – – Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm

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