Warren Sapp Says He Suffers From Memory Loss, Pledges To Donate Brain After He Dies (VIDEO)
On Tuesday, Warren Sapp announced in a video for the Players’ Tribune that he will donate his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation after his death.
The Hall of Fame defensive lineman says the hits to his head he sustained during his NFL career are affecting his memory, saying it “ain’t what it used to be”.
Sapp, who says he was in denial about possibly having a football-induced brain injury, finally came to terms with his future and laid out a plan once he’s no longer here. Sapp detailed his struggles with memory loss:
There’s no way any of us wanna really admit that we can’t remember how to get home, or a grocery list that the wife has given us, or how to go pick up our kids to the school, or whatever it may be. You try to say ‘alright, I’m gonna get a little more sleep, maybe it’s something I did last night, maybe something I drank’ or, whatever it is. You try to find a reason that it’s not my brain. That I’m not deteriorating right before my own eyes. It’s the most frightening feeling, but it’s also a very weakening feeling because you feel like a child. I need help. I need somebody to help me find something that I could’ve found with my eyes closed, in the dead of night, half asleep.