Sunday, December 20, 2009

NFL Asking Players to Donate Brains to Science

You might think this is some sort of satirical Onion item, but it's for real.
The NFL is partnering with Boston University brain researchers who have been critical of the league's stance on concussions, The Associated Press has learned.

The league is going to encourage current and former NFL players to agree to donate their brains to the Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed the league also is committed to giving $1 million or more to the center. Aiello said the league has held discussions with the NFL Alumni Association about suggesting retired players look into participating in BU's work.
Maybe they can start with Plaxico Burress and see if they can figure out why the heck he shot himself in the leg.

Mayne this can also be extended to owners. Al Davis, for example. Perhaps researchers could uncover the mystery as to why Davis wasted the No. 1 pick on JaMarcus Russell.

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