NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Giants punter Steve Weatherford, along with former NFL wide receiver Sidney Rice, will donate his brain for scientific research after he passes away.
Weatherford and Rice talked about their decisions on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo: Dining Capacity At Restaurants Outside New York City To Be Increased To 75% Starting March 19
Rice, who was a Pro Bowler in 2009, retired at age 27 after suffering 10 concussions in his lifetime. He says he got his first concussion when he was about eight years old.
“I think it’s important,” Weatherford told Fox News. “Different from Sidney, I haven’t had a ton of concussions. I think I’ve had two over the course of 10 years as an NFL football player. But I’m in it more to help generations after us.