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Bob Probert’s Brain Donated To Science

from A.J. Perez of Fanhouse,

The family of Bob Probert donated the brain of the former NHL tough guy to a group of researchers at Boston University who have studied the link between head trauma and debilitating heath effects in football players and boxers.

“I believe that it was a very difficult decision,” said Daniel Parkinson, whose daughter, Dani, was married to Probert. “I know Dani and Bob had spoken about (donating his body to science) prior to his passing. I know he wanted to advance the research.”


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PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

this is a great gesture, but I hope somebody notifies the researchers that Probert also drank heavily and used drugs.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 09/24/10 at 12:40 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Awesome. Thinking of others was part of his great character. RIP Mr.Probert.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 09/25/10 at 06:10 PM ET

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