Randy Cross among 30 play­ers to do­nate brains for re­search

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

BOS­TON — For­mer 49ers of­fen­sive line­man Randy Cross is among 30 re­tired NFL play­ers who have pledged to do­nate their brains to con­cus­sion re­search. Pro Bowlers Keith Sims and Shawn Springs were also among the play­ers. More names will be re­leased later this month. The pledges are for the Con­cus­sion Legacy Foun­da­tion, founded by Chris Nowin­ski, the for­mer WWE wrestler who has been among the most out­spo­ken crit­ics of the way the NFL has di­ag­nosed and treated con­cus­sions over the years. The NFL was long re­luc­tant to ac­knowl­edge the link be­tween con­cus­sions and CTE, a brain dis­ease that can only be iden­ti­fied in au­top­sies.

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