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Brett Favre admits suffering memory loss

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For 20 seasons, Brett Favre stared down some of the biggest, meanest players in the NFL, and won.  Now retired, Favre says something else has him scared.

"I don't remember my daughter playing soccer -- playing youth soccer one summer.  I don't remember that," Favre said.
 
Favre told Washington sportsradio station WSPZ he's experiencing memory loss. "So that's a little bit scary for me.  For the first time in 44 years, that's put a little fear in me,"  Favre said.
 
Favre said that fear is that he has been affected by concussions during his long career. It's not a new problem facing pro football veterans.  In August, the NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle lawsuits from more than 4,000 former players who claimed their conditions were caused by repeated concussions.
 
Doctor Robert Glatter, a former New York Jets sideline physician, says Farve's symptoms are typical. "Often the CT scans or the initial scans we do after a suspected head injury which is severe may be normal, but there's functional changes -- changes involving memory orientation which basically defines what a concussion is," he said.
 
Favre says he knows his career has taken a toll on his body. "After 20 years, God only knows the toll," he said.
 
Favre says now he's trying to enjoy his retirement with his family.  

Jericka Duncan - CBS News

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