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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Donate Brain for Concussion Research

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced via Twitter on Saturday he will donate his brain for concussion research and indicated he wants to donate his organs, too. After retweeting a link to a Sports Illustrated article detailing that three former Oakland Raiders players will posthumously donate their brains for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) research, Earnhardt tweeted the following: Earnhardt has a personal connection to the research, as he's suffered several concussions during his career, per Cindy Boren of the Washington Post. He joins a long list of athletes and former athletes who have committed to donating their brains to science for CTE research, including George Atkinson, George Buehler and Art Thoms of the Raiders, U.S....

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