Drew Brees Teams Up With Dick’s Sporting Goods to Educate Sports Fans on Concussions (Video)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has had some extra time during the offseason as the 2010 Super Bowl MVP continues to fight for a long-term deal instead of playing the 2012 season under the franchise tag. Apparently, some of that extra time on Brees’ hands has been spent teaching others about the dangers of concussions.
Brees recently teamed up with the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation to promote PACE–which stands for Protecting Athletes through Concussion Education–and recently drove the “Who Dat Cabbie?!” around New York City to discuss the dangers of concussions with fans. Shortly after fans calmed down while taking a few moments to realize Brees was their actual cab driver, the Saints quarterback asked trivia questions related to concussions (Cash Cab anyone?) to see how much they really knew about the serious head injury. One of the most fascinating facts Brees discussed: 85 percent of concussions go undiagnosed each year–which is equivalent to three million people.
It’s one thing to run into your favorite athletes while out in public, but I can imagine none of the fans featured in the video could have ever guessed Brees would be the cab driver taking them to their destination. Brees has always been one of the best athletes when it comes to helping out the community and to see him take a stand for something like this is pretty cool considering how popular the topic of concussions has been over the last couple of seasons.
Now, about that long term contract waiting to get done…
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