Ex-49ers linebacker Charles Haley's biggest battle was with his own demons

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Ex-49ers linebacker Charles Haley's biggest battle was with his own demons
Ex-49ers linebacker Charles Haley's biggest battle was with his own demons

During his 12 years in the NFL, during which he won two Super Bowls with the 49ers and three with the Cowboys, Charles Haley was one of the greatest pass rushers in league history. He had 100½ sacks and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015. Only Tom Brady, with six, has earned more Super Bowl rings as a player. Opposing quarterbacks weren't the only ones who feared him. Haley kept mostly to himself, but he also fought with many of his teammates. Nobody understood where his anger came from, least of all Haley. It wasn't until four years after his career ended that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. When he finally was treated and got the medication he needed, he said, “I

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