Counter Intelligence: NFL Players to Donate Brains

Monday, Sep 14, 2009  |  Updated 3:00 PM EDT
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Arizona Cardinals receiver Sean Morey was among the NFL players today who said they will donate their brains and spinal cord tissue to a Boston University medical school program.

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  • Three NFL players joined a number of former pro athletes who will donate their brains to a Boston University program that researches sports brain injuries. Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu and Arizona Cardinals receiver Sean Morey said today they will donate their brains and spinal cord tissue to the medical school's program. More than 150 ex-athletes have signed on to the program's brain donation registry.  
     
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