While a handful of NFL teams are still in the hunt to get to the Super Bowl, most players are now resting or nursing injuries they sustained over the long, hard season. And this year, perhaps more than ever, the NFL, and even Congress, have been taking a closer look at the impact of those hard hits that can cause brain injury to players.
Scot Brantley knows all about concussions. The fierce former linebacker took a hit his senior year at Florida that bruised his brain and almost ended his career. After eight seasons in the NFL and almost a dozen surgeries, 51-year-old Scot suffered two strokes that he believes are the result of the hits he delivered. Scot talks with Dick Gordon about his story and the changes he hopes to see implemented in football.