NFL Super Bowl champion with memory loss writes song for wife, daughters

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  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    July 2, 2014 11:07 a.m.

    Are there many (any) concussions in rugby?

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    July 1, 2014 9:14 p.m.

    I worked in epidemiology for a number of years doing traumatic head injury surveillance. I never let my kid play football because of it.

    Just ONE concussion can change personality. The American game of football asks young men to do things with the body for which it was not designed.

  • Capsaicin Salt Lake City, UT
    July 1, 2014 8:36 p.m.

    I seriously don't understand how a player could say, "I had no idea what I was getting myself into." What a load of lies. Its about time for BYU to drop their football program and all inter-collegiate competitive sports all together. Replace them with intramural activities, and get back to what BYU is supposed to be doing. Educating. Evidence is clear. Football isn't good for your health. Ironically, the helmet that's supposed to protect your head is the reason big hits happen in the first place. Remove helmets and shoulder pads and you'd see a LOT LESS aggressive behavior leading to concussions. Fat chance this will ever happen. The ESPN contract is a massive financial boon. Too bad it comes at a price. I for one would like BYU to disassociate itself with football and the NCAA. I seriously don't care how much money they make out of sports. There's too much negative publicity from players that become ineligible thru honor code violations, and the way theyre handled. Too much player worship by fans.

  • 2020 Herriman, UT
    July 1, 2014 4:29 p.m.

    There are a lot of former football players with these issues. It is too many. However, they are also still a huge minority of former players. The numbers of players with these conditions will also decrease immensely from what you are seeing now.

    The equipment is far better than it used to be. More importantly, the rules and techniques of the game have changed. And even more important than that, what we have learned, continue to learn, and how concussions are handled, have changed dramatically. Long gone are the days of clearing the cobwebs and getting back in there. Concussions will not go away from football, but there will be far fewer players with stories like this in the future.

  • Hey It's Me Salt Lake City, UT
    July 1, 2014 2:49 p.m.

    Every athlete should wach this video and read this article! You may think this will never happen to you. This man is only 33! What a treasure for his wife and kids that we wrote and sang this song. It was beautiful!!!