Dave Duerson described his pain

Updated: February 24, 2011, 5:50 PM ET

Dave Duerson described regrets, conflicts and emotional pain in an interview he gave before he committed suicide last week.

The former Notre Dame and Chicago Bears defensive back was interviewed by author Rob Trucks Nov. 27 for an oral history project about turning 50 in America. Excerpts were posted Wednesday on the website Deadspin.

Duerson revealed that he was surprised to even be approaching 50.

"People would ask me about longevity and all that. I would tell them I was going ...

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