Earnhardt Jr. to donate brain
Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted this weekend that he intends to have his brain donated for concussion research after his death. The popular NASCAR driver was engaging with fans Saturday on Twitter when he tweeted a link to a Sports Illustrated article about former Oakland Raiders deciding to donate their brains for head trauma research in honor of late former teammate Ken Stabler.
Stabler died of cancer last summer, but it was later learned he also suffered from Stage 3 CTE, a degenerative brain disease that has been found in numerous NFL players.
A Twitter user commented to Earnhardt that the trio’s intention “sounds like a big commitment.” Earnhardt responded: “Why? What use is it to you at that point? I’m gonna donate mine.”