Thirty former NFL players, including Pro Bowl performers Randy Cross, Keith Sims and Shawn Springs, have pledged to donate their brains to research as part of the first Brain Pledge Month that runs throughout February, the Concussion Legacy Foundation announced in Houston, ahead of Super Bowl 51.
The foundation also said on its Facebook page that its Veteran Affairs-Boston University-CLF Brain Bank received almost 650 new brain pledges in 2016 to study chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in football players (and others) with a history of repetitive head injuries.
These pledges show continued support for the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank’s groundbreaking efforts to understand the disease. The more we learn about CTE, the more capable we are of preventing new cases:
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