EP39. Ex NFL QB Erik Kramer's failed suicide, son's heroin OD & Conservatorship

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Greg Ellis Logo  fiber_manual_record  Oct 25th, 2021


After a storied career playing American football, former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer’s 18-year-old son overdoses on heroin and dies, his mother dies of cancer, as does his father. Soon after these devastating family tragedies, and overcome with grief and debilitating depression, Erik meticulously planned his own suicide…

“I placed the gun under my jaw and pulled the trigger. The bullet went through my chin, up through my tongue, my nasal cavity, narrowly missed my optic nerve, through my brain and exited through my skull.”

Although he ultimately survived his failed attempt left him with massive brain injuries. Depressed and mentally incapacitated, he then met a woman named Courtney Baird who coerced him to marry her. Erik is then led into a conservatorship hoax, marriage fraud, the corruption of family law, and arrested for (ultimately false allegations) domestic violence that leave him homeless and facing a felony assault charge. You won’t want to miss this episode.

Erik Kramer was an NFL quarterback who in 1991 led the Detroit Lions to a 12-4 regular season record, their first playoff victory since 1962 and the NFC Championship game. He went on to set passing records with the Chicago Bears that stand to this day. Following his playing career, Erik become a TV sports broadcaster covering the Detroit Lions & Chicago Bears preseason games, NFL regular season games for Fox, as well as in-studio analysis. 

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