Dr. Gay Culverhouse was the highest ranking woman in the National Football League for 10 years. As the president of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, she had an insider’s view of the NFL and the devastating effect of sports-related head injuries on the countless players the League claimed to care about. In 2009, Culverhouse testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the Legal Issues Relating to Football Head Injuries, and offered a blistering assessment of the NFL’s treatment of its former players.
With a passion to save brains no matter whom she angered, she subsequently formed the Gay Culverhouse Players’ Outreach Program, Inc., whose mission is to help retired NFL players access the benefits to which they are entitled.