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Joe Namath Says He’s Had Brain-Related Medical Issues

Jets Great And Hall Of Famer Adds Human Body 'Just Not Designed' To Play Football
Joe Namath (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Joe Namath (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York Jets legend Joe Namath says he’s “improved” after going through “some things medically” that could be tied to concussions suffered during his playing days.

Namath made the comments in a CBS interview to be aired the morning of Super Bowl XLVIII.

“I’ve seen some things on my brain. But I’ve had some treatment, and I’ve improved,” Namath told Rita Braver of “CBS Sunday Morning.”

Namath, whose knee problems have been well documented, said the body is “just not designed” to play football.

A federal judge nixed preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement for players suffering the effects of concussions earlier this month, saying the dollar figure may be on the low side. More than 4,500 former players, including Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett, are suing the NFL.

Despite all that, a recent poll said 85 percent of players would choose to play in the Super Bowl with a concussion.

Namath also touched on the Jets’ win in Super Bowl III. As we all know, he famously guaranteed a New York win over the favored Baltimore Colts.

“Oh, you try to be cool,” Namath said. “You try to convince yourself, you know, ‘all right, this is another game,’ and, you know, ‘I’m ready.'”

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