By Ken Reed

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku loves football. His younger brothers do also (Evidence at the University of Miami (Fla.) and Charles, a high schooler committed to the University of Missouri).

Meanwhile, their older brother Innocent Njoku, Jr., cringes every time he watches them play.

Innocent is in the third year of Albany Medical Center’s neurological surgery residency program. He wants to become a sports neurosurgeon and focus on ways to make the game of football safer, especially for the brain.

The Njoku family dynamic makes for an interesting human interest story. How do you try and balance a love for your brothers, their love for the game of football, and your medical school knowledge that every blow to your siblings’ brains is likely causing damage?

Scott Patsko has a compelling article about the Njokus at

Take a look. It’s worth the read.

Ken Reed, Sports Policy Director, League of Fans


Comments are closed.

Set your Twitter account name in your settings to use the TwitterBar Section.