Former Buffalo Bills star linebacker Darryl Talley is overwhelmed by the support he's received, and elected to accept more than $152,000 of donations raised by fans.
The Talley family issued a statement expressing its "deepest appreciation for everyone concern and support," Frank Croisdale told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Croisdale is a longtime Bills fan who established an internet-based fundraising campaign for Talley on Thanksgiving Day.
Croisdale said the final total topped $152,000. Minus website and credit card fees, he transferred more than $140,000 to the Talleys on Tuesday.
Talley said he was experiencing bouts of memory loss, had trouble sleeping and had contemplated suicide in what he considered to be side effects from his hard-hitting playing days. He said he lives in constant pain as a result of the 14 operations he had during his 14-season NFL career spanning 1983-96.