Brett Farve says he can't remember daughter playing soccer

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Farve at the end of an NFL football game, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, in Philadelphia. (Michael Perez)

October 25, 2013 5:55:21 AM PDT
Former NFL quarterback Brett Farve says he's suffered severe memory loss from playing football.

Farve told ESPN that during the past three years, he's been forgetting some past experiences. Specifically, he doesn't remember an entire summer that his daughter played youth soccer.

"I don't remember my daughter playing soccer, playing youth soccer, one summer," said Farve. "I don't remember that. I got a pretty good memory, and I have a tendency like we all do to say, 'Where are my glasses?' and they're on your head. This was pretty shocking to me that I couldn't remember my daughter playing youth soccer, just one summer, I think. I remember her playing basketball, I remember her playing volleyball, so I kind of think maybe she only played a game or two. I think she played eight. So that's a little bit scary to me. For the first time in 44 years, that put a little fear in me."

He said he has considered seeing a doctor about the issue but doesn't know how much can be done at this point. He said he tries to stay in shape these days, not to play football but to be able to spend time with his family. He said it's a challenge.

Favre was sacked 525 times in his career. That's the most for any quarterback.

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ESPN contributed to this report.


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