Published: Aug 16, 2011 8:13 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The family of former Notre Dame defensive coordinator and NFL player Corwin Brown says they believe he may suffer from the same type of brain trauma as former Irish and NFL player Dave Duerson, who committed suicide in February.
    
Brown was taken from his home Friday night with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a nearly seven-hour standoff with police in Granger, Ind. St. Joseph County authorities said Tuesday that Brown is in a secured facility receiving medical treatment. No charges have been filed.
    
A statement released by Brown's family says became suspicious, distant, gloomy, exhausted and depressed after playing eight seasons in the NFL. They believe the symptoms were caused "by the many notable collisions during Corwin's career."
    
The family said they have reached out to noted sports neurologist Dr. Robert Cantu in Boston to request a consultation.

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