Wheelchair-bound Marc Buoniconti has mixed feelings on football as Super Bowl comes to town

Posted at 3:21 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 15:21:22-05

MIAMI (AP)-- The Super Bowl is coming to Marc Buoniconti's hometown. He says he has a love-hate relationship with the sport.

The Buonicontis have experienced football glory and grief like no other family.

Marc was paralyzed from the shoulders down making a tackle in college in 1985.

His father, Nick, a Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker, died last July after struggling with symptoms of CTE, a degenerative brain disease.

Marc says he'll watch Sunday's game in Miami on TV. But like many fans these days, he has mixed feelings about the sport's toll.