Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, one of the leaders of the Miami Dolphins’ undefeated 1972 Super Bowl championship team, has said he’ll donate his brain to further the study of concussions after his death. “This is not easy, it’s difficult. I’m not half the man I used to be,” said Buoniconti, who will donate his brain to the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy team at Boston University and the Concussion Legacy Foundation. “I don’t do this for myself. I do it for the thousands of others who will follow me. “My life, as I know it, has been taken away from me. … I hope that my story and contribution will help thousands of others who are in this journey, or who will follow me.” The 76-year-old former linebacker went public with his health issues in May, telling Sports Illustrated that he sometimes feels “lost” and “like a child” and that he suffers from memory loss and cannot use his left hand, among other ailments. Doctors confirmed then that he has…

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