Former NFL quarterback Art Schlichter, sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday, has brain damage, a court-ordered mental examination of Schlichter concluded. According to Reuters, the exam found damage to Schlichter’s frontal lobes. He supposedly suffered 15 concussions while playing football in high school and college.
As part of the 52-year-old Schlichter’s sentence, a judge approved Schilchter’s request that, if the he dies in prison, his brain and spinal cord will be sent to Boston University’s Sports Legacy Institute.
Schlichter joined the Colts in 1982, exiting the game with two years. He has faced numerous legal problems since then, primarily flowing from compulsive gambling.