|In a video released this morning by The Players’ Tribune, Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp pledged to donate his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation:
“I’ve also started to feel the effects of the hits that I took in my career. My memory ain’t what it used to be… So when it comes to concussions, CTE and how we can make our game safer for future generations, I wanted to put my two cents in – to help leave the game better off than it was when I started playing.”
In the video, Sapp discussed his hope for the future of football, his anger at hearing NFL owners deny the CTE crisis, the memory problems he is experiencing in retirement, and his belief that children should not play tackle football until high school.
Sapp is a 7-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle and Super Bowl Champion. He played 13 years for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders.