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Former Indianapolis Colts player Ben Utecht gave an impassioned plea to U.S. Senators Wednesday asking for more funding into brain injury research. The Super Bowl winner says the rest of his NFL dreams were shattered by multiple concussions. (June 25) Video provided by AP

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