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Raven O.J. Brigance joins emotional debate over 'death with dignity' bill
Raven O.J. Brigance joins emotional debate over 'death with dignity' bill

Fourteen years ago, O.J. Brigance delivered the first tackle in the Ravens' first Super Bowl win. On Tuesday, testifying with a machine that replaced the voice taken from him by ALS, the former linebacker told Maryland lawmakers that his most significant feat came after he grieved over his degenerative condition and decided to live. "Because I decided to live life the best I could, there has been a ripple effect of goodness in the world," Brigance said. "Since being diagnosed, I have done a greater good for society in eight years than in my previous 37 years on earth." His testimony came during an emotional hearing in Annapolis on a proposed "death with...

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