Per The Bog, Marcus Washington just got his braces off, and Corey Bradford still has his on. Apparently braces have a tendency to stick on mouthguards, or so says Bradford. But Washington?
Despite that oddity, he said he never cut his lips on his braces.
Concussions huh? Pffffft says the NFL, which does not require mouthguards. Apparently somewhere in the 40% range of players don't wear mouthguards, making Marcus Washington less anomalous than I would have guessed. Here's the (in 2006 at least) league's medical liaison, Elliot Pellman on this voodoo concussions and mouthguards nonsense:
Cynicism towards the medical liason aside, I fully endorse Washington's bravery in opting out of mouthguards, as that kind of recklessness is endearing in a strong side linebacker who pursues opposing quarterbacks. And that's the tooth. (HIYO)