Ex-football player fears future with brain damage
JUN 25, 2014 7:14p ET
In testimony Wednesday during a Senate hearing, Utecht said he started experiencing memory loss at 29, after a football career that left him with five documented concussions and innumerable dings to the head.
Now 32, Utecht says, in his words, ''It took losing my mind to care about my mind.''
His testimony before the Senate Special Committee on Aging came as brain injuries in sports, particularly contact sports like football, remain a concern for players and families. More evidence suggests a link between head injuries and neurodegenerative diseases.