Family of Hall of Famer Gale Sayers discusses his dementia

The family of former running back Gale Sayers discussed the Hall of Famer’s dementia with the Kansas City Star, saying they want to help other families who are going through similar circumstances.

When Sayers sued the NFL over concussions in January 2014, it was stated in the lawsuit that he suffered from “loss of memory, dementia, Alzheimer’s, neurological disorder, depression, sleep problems and irritability,” but his family hadn’t publicly discussed his battle.

Sayer’s wife, Ardie, says that the 73-year-old is still physically strong, but she added that the “brain controls everything, doesn’t it?”

Gale Sayers is described by NFL greats as one of the best running backs of all time.

“You build memories all your life, and the next thing you know you don’t remember anything,” Roger Sayers said to the newspaper. “It’s just tough.”

Elite Youth Nick Martin Jersey Sources told ESPN.com that Wolves coach and president Tom Thibodeau met with Casspi over dinner this weekend in New Orleans in advance of the Wolves’ road game Sunday night against the Pelicans.

Before the game, Thibodeau declined to say much about the looming deal with Casspi beyond confirming to reporters that “we’re talking to him.”

Elite Youth Maxx Williams Jersey When asked about his sit-down with Casspi in New Orleans, Thibodeau would only say: “It’s possible we had a meeting.”

But sources say Casspi is indeed scheduled to fly to Minneapolis with the Wolves on Sunday night after their game in New Orleans.

With the Wolves playing Sunday night, Casspi’s deal is likely to be finalized Monday, sources said.

The Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers are among the playoff teams that also expressed interest in Casspi since he became a free agent. The 28-year-old is the first Israeli to play in the NBA and figures to complement Wolves stars Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins given his ability to play both as a small forward and a small-ball power forward who can shoot from deep.

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