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Birk urges felllow NFL players to donate brains

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Among all the Super Bowl week nonsense (Moss vs. Rice), a serious plea from Baltimore Ravens center, Matt Birk.

The Star Tribune reports the St. Paul native and ex-Viking is using this week to urge fellow players to donate their brains -- when its time -- to a Boston University program that researches brain injuries in sports.

Birk has already signed up for the and hopes others will follow.

As quoted in the Star Tribune: "Once you're gone, you're gone ... and if some of your organs or body parts can help somebody else or help further the understanding of the effects of football, then I'm all for it."

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