NFL Champions Steve Weatherford And Sidney Rice To Donate Brains To Science

majgen gary patton

Sidney Rice (left) and Steve Weatherford (right) announce their plans to donate their brains.

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.”

NFL players officially registered 111 concussions during the 2014 regular season, down from 148 in 2013, according to the league. Yet the brain trauma associated —> Read More Here


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *