While Hairston still works out consistently and considers himself in good shape, the 64-year-old former defensive lineman was eager to take advantage of the Brain and Body program, a medical assessment The Trust offers former NFL players.
The Trust's comprehensive medical assessment sends players to one of The Trust’s medical partners (Cleveland Clinic, Hoag Neurosciences Institute, Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) for a multi-day screening specifically designed for the older generation of players. Hairston's assessment took place at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA.
"As the West Coast satellite location for our efforts together with the Cleveland Clinic, we are able to optimize the health of former NFL players through a proactive approach using the most advanced diagnostic capabilities and clinical expertise available," said Justin Davis, vice president of client services at Hoag. "The environment we strive to provide to former players here at Hoag reaffirms the goal of ensuring players have a clear and in-depth understanding of their personal health so they can continue on in their personal lives enjoying a healthy and happy lifestyle.”