Super Bowl Legend Joe Namath to Visit CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 2/2
Super Bowl legend and former New York Jets star Joe Namath believes he has suffered some long-term effects from concussions he got while playing in the NFL, he tells Rita Braver in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD to be broadcast Feb. 2, 2014 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.
"I've been some through some things medically," Namath tells Braver. "I've seen some things on my brain. But I've had some treatment - and I've improved. None of the body was designed to play football. Excuse me, you know, football, we're just not designed for."
Besides his head injuries, Namath had both of his knees replaced in 1992.
Namath, who earned the nickname "Broadway Joe" while playing quarterback for the Jets, talks with Braver about football, his career after leaving the playing field, his grandchildren, and his health.
In 1969, Namath made headlines when he famously predicted the Jets would win Super Bowl III. At the time, the team was considered an underdog to the Baltimore Colts. He talks with Braver about his mindset going into the big game.
"Oh, you try to be cool," Namath says. "You try to convince yourself, you know, 'all right, this is another game,' and, you know, 'I'm ready.'"
CBS SUNDAY MORNING is broadcast Sundays (9:00-10:30 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.