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Dorsett sought medical help after memory loss, depression and suicidal thoughts
ESPN.com's Weinbaum & Delsohn cite doctors as saying that Pro Football HOFers TONY DORSETT and JOE DELAMIELLEURE, along with former NFLer LEONARD MARSHALL, have been diagnosed as having signs of CTE, a "degenerative condition many scientists say is caused by head trauma and linked to depression and dementia." Dorsett described the symptoms that "compelled him to seek testing: memory loss, depression and thoughts of suicide" (ESPN.com, 11/6).

SPEED DEMONS
: F1 CEO BERNIE ECCLESTONE yesterday defended himself in a London court "against allegations he made a 'corrupt' payment to protect his position" running the racing series. Ecclestone "gave evidence for the first time in person on Wednesday" (AP, 11/6)....A French court yesterday ruled that Google "must remove from its Internet search results all images" of former FIA President MAX MOSLEY at a Nazi-themed orgy. He had "filed the lawsuit in September to force Google to automatically filter from its search engine links to images" from a News of the World report in '08 (N.Y. TIMES, 11/7).

OWNERS IN THE NEWS: Police records show that Rockies co-Owner CHARLIE MONFORT's BAC level was "more than three times the legal limit" when he was arrested for DUI on Monday. He "admitted to having 'about two beers'" (DENVER POST, 11/7)....Browns Owner and Pilot Flying J CEO JIMMY HASLAM III's company is "pegging the cost of its proposed settlement to resolve fuel rebate and discount fraud claims" at $72M. Attorneys for trucking companies named in the settlement "petitioned a judge in U.S. District Court in Arkansas this week to approve that amount." The companies and Pilot hope that the judge "will finalize the settlement at a Nov. 25 fairness hearing" (Cleveland PLAIN DEALER, 11/7).

Williams takes part in last night's Topspin
charity table tennis tournament
GOTTA PUT SOME SPIN ON IT: The annual Topspin charity table tennis tournament, a favorite of the sports marketing and media sales crowd, was held last night in N.Y. Around 1,400 attended the event at Metropolitan Pavilion, including Nets G DERON WILLIAMS and Giants DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL. There was also a long list of NBA league office alums, since an original organizer was former NBA Senior VP/Global Business Development PETER FARNSWORTH, who now heads marketing consultancy Foxrock Partners. Farnsworth said the event raised more than $350,000 for various educational charities. As for the competition, Pierre-Paul defeated former NBAer JOHN WALLACE in the celebrity tournament 22-20. CONSTANTIN PAPAYANOPOULOS, 65, defeated 12-year-old TAI TATUM, the son of NBA Exec VP/Global Marketing Partnerships MARK TATUM, in the finals of the open competition (Terry Lefton, Editor-At-Large).

BAG MAN
: NBA ref MONTY MCCUTCHEN is profiled in today's Wall Street Journal as part of its "What's In Your Bag?" feature. On road trips, McCutchen brings with him his "three-year-old black Tumi rollaboard bag for his uniform and gear, and a two-year-old black Adidas backpack that holds, among other things, pieces of a 10-foot quilt he is hand stitching for his son" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 11/7).

NAMES: The Legacy Agency has signed MLB free agent 1B JAMES LONEY for representation. TLA agents BRIAN PETERS and SCOTT PARKER will represent Loney, who played for the Rays last season and was formerly represented by CAA Sports (Liz Mullen, Staff Writer)....Boxers DAVID RODRIGUEZ and IL SHAT KHUSNULGATIN "signed promotional contracts" with Main Events (ESPN.com, 11/6)....Arizona Fall League Senior Administrator JOAN MCGRATH will be named the Rawlings Woman Executive of the Year at next month's MLB Winter Meetings in Orlando. AFL Medical Care Coordinator DAVE CILLADI was named recipient of the league’s annual Roland Hemond Award (MLB)….Former Boston Globe editor BEN BRADLEE JR. was awarded PEN New England’s ’13 Cerulli Award for Excellence in Sports Writing/Biography for his upcoming book, “THE KID: THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF TED WILLIAMS” (BOSTON GLOBE, 11/7)….The Majerus Family Foundation, established by late college basketball coach RICK MAJERUS, yesterday announced it will make a gift of $2M toward the construction of the new Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City (HCI)….The NAIA is renaming its national football championship trophy for former Nebraska football coach and AD TOM OSBORNE (AP, 11/6)….Bears OT GABE CARINI sold his five-bedroom home in Highland Park, Ill., for $942,500 (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 11/7).

IN MEMORY: Packers Exec Committee Dir Emeritus JOHN FABRY died on Monday at the age of 74 (GREENBAYPRESSGAZETTE.com, 11/6).
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