Former NFL great and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp announced yesterday that when he dies he plans on donating his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation. Sapp said that head hits during his NFL career are affecting his memory so much so that it has prompted this decision. Sapp went on to say “my memory is taking a hit from football.” Let’s see what people had to say about Sapp’s choice to donate his brain to science.
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) June 20, 2017
Hall of Famer Warren Sapp says football has affected his memory. https://t.co/UmRYRTe0Bh
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 20, 2017
— FOX Sports Radio1340 (@1340AMFOXSports) June 20, 2017
— Spark ⚡️ Sports (@Spark_Sports_) June 20, 2017
— Ryan Bass (@Ry_Bass) June 20, 2017
(1/3)Good for Warren Sapp to want to help change youth football and make it safer and his desire to donate brain for research....
— The Beat of Sports (@thebeatofsports) June 21, 2017
— Søren M Dalsgaärd 🎻 (@SoMiDalsgaard) June 21, 2017
Sapp isn't the first former NFL football player to decide to donate their brain in order to help fix the CTE problem in football. But this news is still very significant. The NFL has made some efforts in an attempt to prevent concussions and serious life-lasting injuries from them. But they will most definitely be forced to do more if former players continue to make decisions like Sapp has done here.