NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp Says He’s Donating Brain to Science

Says he's experienced memory loss due to hits he took in league.

NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is tackling the league’s concussion issue head on—especially since the perennial all-star is feeling some of the effects of years of collisions.

And that’s why Sapp, in a video recorded for The Players’ Tribune, says he’s going to donate his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation.

A Super Bowl champion in 2002, Sapp, who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders from 1995-2007, was known as a menace to quarterbacks, recording 96.5 sacks throughout his career.

In the video, Sapp admits to memory loss—saying “It’s the most frightening feeling, but it’s also a very weakening feeling, because you feel like a child.” He says he has to now set himself reminders in his phone to remember to do simple things. “And it’s from the banging we did as football players,” says Sapp.

Watch his powerful video above.

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