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Former Football Player Details Struggles With Memory Loss

Simon and Schuster

Professional football brought Ben Utetch fame and fortune. He says it also led to memory loss after at least five concussions. Utecht has written a new book that he hopes will help him remember his family in case his memory fades even more.

The former tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals and Indianapolis documents his struggles with memory loss in “Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away: A Love Letter To My Family.”

For WOSU’s sports show After the Score, Steve Brown and Thomas Bradley spoke with the  University of Minnesota alum about what pushed him to get help, and what he wants football players to know before they suit up.

Click the play button below to hear their conversation.