Iannuzzi will donate his brain to a research program operated by Boston University. Iannuzzi went to university in the Massachusetts area, as he attended Harvard University.
At the present time there is a significant interest among people in the medical community with football players because of the issue of concussions. In early September, the NFL settled a lawsuit with 4500 former players for $765 million because of allegations the NFL hid knowledge about the long term consequences of concussions from players and teams were rushing players who suffered concussions back into the lineup prematurely.
Other high profile athletes who have agreed to donate their brain to medical science are former New York Jets running back Thomas Jones and former Philadelphia Flyers power forward Keith Primeau.