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Ex-NFL QB Erik Kramer Wounded in Suicide Attempt

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Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer is reportedly recovering from an apparent suicide attempt.

The quarterback who spent time with the Falcons, Bears, Lions, and Chargers shot himself in a motel and is now being treated at the hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

"He is a very amazing man, a beautiful soul, but he has suffered depression since he was with the Bears," Kramer's ex-wife Marshawn told NBC News. "I can promise you he is not the same man I married."

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The former Mrs. Kramer also went on to say his mental state could be a direct reflection of the hits he took during his time in the NFL. Kramer had a child that his ex-wife says he wouldn't put through this if he were in his right mind.

"I know Erik and we would still be together if not for his football injury," she said. "He's such a good dad and he would not do this to his son. This is a brain injury." 

She's hoping Kramer's brush with death will give him the wake-up call he needs.