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Dale Earnhardt Jr. will donate brain for concussion research

Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to donate his brain for research on concussions. 
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to donate his brain for research on concussions, he tweeted on Saturday.

The 41-year-old made the statement while responding to a fan that said the plan of three former Oakland Raiders players to donate their brains “sounds like a big commitment.”

Earnhardt had retweeted a story from Sports Illustrated early in the day about the former Raiders.

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He went on to say that he plans to donate all of his organs in some fashion.

Earnhardt is the latest athlete to pledge their brain for science, joining a list of football and soccer players. Most recently, U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Len Oliver said that he will donate his brain for CTE research.