The family of late NFL linebacker Junior Seau has agreed to donate his brain to researchers—possibly at Boston University— to determine what, if any, brain trauma the linebacker suffered during his 20-year NFL career. While Seau was never listed on an injury report with a concussion, his ex-wife Gina told ESPN yesterday "Of course he had [concussions]. He always bounced back and kept on playing."
The NFL partnered with the BU Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy in 2009, donating upwards of $1 million and has been lobbying current and former players to donate their brains to the study. Sports Illustrated's senior NFL writer Peter King tweets BU already is "attempting to obtain" Seau's brain for study.