Brett Favre Says ‘God Only Knows the Toll’ From Football, Has Experienced Memory Loss


Brett FavreST. LOUIS — Brett Favre talked about the toll playing football has had on his life this week as he dismissed the possibility of returning to the NFL with the Rams.

Favre was reportedly asked to consider playing again by the Rams, but he declined. He told Washington sports station WSPZ-AM he’s still dealing with the effects of a hit-filled career.

“I don’t remember my daughter playing soccer, playing youth soccer, one summer,” Favre told WSPZ. “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. … I think after 20 years, God only knows the toll.”

Favre played 20 years in the NFL, 16 of them with the Green Bay Packers.

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