Former NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp plans to donate his brain to science after his death, he revealed to The Players’ Tribune on Tuesday.
Concussions have been a hot-button topic in the football community for the past several years. Sapp, a Super Bowl champion and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, cited fellow Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti as one of the inspirations for his decision.
“His brain — and his body — are starting to fail him,” Sapp said of Buoniconti.
“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.”