News Dale Earnhardt Jr. to donate brain to science

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  1. Shithead

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    Racing champion Dale Earnhardt, Jr says he plans on donating his brain to science for concussion research

    Dale Earnhardt, Jr tweeted out that he plans on donating his brain to science to further concussion research.
    The NASCAR star linked to an article from Sports Illustrated about former Oakland Raiders' stars saying they planned on donating their brains in honor of former teammate Ken Stabler.
    Stabler, who died last July, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease that has been tied to multiple blows to the head.
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    NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt, Jr (pictured) says he will donate his brain to CTE research after suffering numerous concussions and head trauma, which is believed to cause the degenerative disease
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    After tweeting out the article, a fan replied: 'Seems like a pretty big commitment.'
    Earnhardt, Jr responded: 'Why? What use is it to you at that point? I'm gonna donate mine.'
    The racing champion has suffered his own head trauma in the last few years.
    The first came in August of 2012 at the Kansas Speedway. Earnhardt, Jr blew a tire and hit a wall, causing a concussion, which the 41-year-old tried to hide.
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    Earnhardt, Jr retweeted an article from Sports Illustrated about former Oakland Raiders pledging to donate their brains for CTE research, in honor of teammate Ken Stabler, who died last July
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    He responded to the fan saying his brain will be of no use to him at that point and that he's going to donate his
    Earnhardt, Jr's next concussion came just two months later in October after the driver spun out on the Talladega Speedway.
    Earnhardt, Jr went to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's concussion program and missed the next two races to be examined..
    Two years later NASCAR made baseline concussion testing for its drivers mandatory.
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    Earnhardt, Jr suffered two back-to-back concussions in 2012 and has since had his neurological functions tested
     
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    If I had a brain, I'd donate it too.
     
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    Good - let's schedule him for Wednesday.
     
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    Can't wait to see how a rednecks brain functions
     
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    Wow, Dale...thanks...said no one.
     
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    Congrats on POTY politics
     
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    Shivvy Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Thanks. I worked really hard for it
     
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    Good leave me his cash
     
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    before its all over the NFL will be banned, as will many other sports. the future is dim. but hey, theres always putt-putt
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