BALTIMORE, MD, March 13, 2015 ( – More than a dozen states are currently considering bills to legalize assisted suicide, and the deadly practice is already legal in four states. But according to Super Bowl winner O.J. Brigance, who was diagnosed with the debilitating illness ALS eight years ago, a bill currently debated in the Maryland legislature should go down in flames.

“I did not create my life, so I have no right to negate my life,” Brigance said in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Since being diagnosed, I have done a greater good for society in eight years, than in my 37 years on earth.”

“Because I decided to live life the best I could, there has been a ripple effect of goodness in the world.”

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