NFL Champions Steve Weatherford And Sidney Rice To Donate Brains To Science
Current New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford and former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice announced Tuesday that they have decided to donate their brains to science in an effort to better understand the long-term cognitive effects of football.
The two NFL champions made the announcement at a press conference in celebration of Brain Injury Awareness Month.
“I know it may surprise some people that I’m donating my brain,” Weatherford wrote in a statement provided to The Huffington Post. “But it’s going to a great cause, and hopefully it’ll help everyone realize that they need to be healthy and take care of their brains like they need to take care of their bodies.”
“From the time I was a young boy, my parents always taught me to be a giving person. And there’s no greater gift than the gift of life,” Weatherford added. “Now, through this special initiative, I have the opportunity to help save a lot of lives by donating my brain.”