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Richard Sherman on concussions: "We Chose this Profession" SI.com

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The NFL is the problem.


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A NASCAR driver understands that anything can happen during a race; his car could flip at 200 miles per hour. A boxer knows when he goes in the ring what’s happening to his body. Just like them, we understand this is a dangerous game with consequences not just in the short term, but for the rest of our lives. All of us NFL players, from wide receivers to defensive backs, chose this profession. Concussions are going to happen to cornerbacks who go low and lead with their shoulders, wide receivers who duck into contact, safeties who tackle high and linemen who run into somebody on every single play. Sometimes players get knocked out and their concussions make news, but more often it’s a scenario like mine, where the player walks away from a hit and plays woozy or blind.


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he players before us took that risk too, but they still sued the league because they felt like they were lied to about the long-term risks. Today, we’re fully educating guys on the risks and we’re still playing. We have not hidden from the facts.


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And that’s not to say most of us chose football for money. I played at 5 years old because it was fun. You meet all of your friends, you learn about teamwork, camaraderie, discipline, following directions, how to time manage and how to rely on other people. Do I think about the consequences 30 years down the line? No more than I think about the food I’m enjoying today, which could be revealed in 30 years to cause cancer or a heart murmur or something else unpredictable. Those are the things you cant plan for, and the kind of optimism I have right now is the only way to live. And the next time I get hit in the head and I can’t see straight, if I can, I’ll get back up and pretend like nothing happened. Maybe I’ll even get another pick in the process.

If you don’t like it, stop watching.


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re: Richard Sherman on concussions: "We Chose this Profession" SI.com
Well he has a point


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Yep


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The NFL is the problem.


He just went on double secret probation.


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I agree with him that you don't see players quitting left and right. They know there are risks.


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Probably my favorite player in the NFL. He nailed it


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I hate him and yet love him


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players before us took that risk too, but they still sued the league

That's the key here.


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re: Richard Sherman on concussions: "We Chose this Profession" SI.com
Sherman


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1ranter1
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It a shame that probably 99% of NFL players think this, but when they go broke in 10 years you'll have to hear them complain about wanting more money


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re: Richard Sherman on concussions: "We Chose this Profession" SI.com
He's going to regret saying that when he's suing the NFL in 20 years.


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He's going to regret saying that when he's suing the NFL in 20 years.


He's probably one of the few who won't blow all his money before he's 50.


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re: Richard Sherman on concussions: "We Chose this Profession" SI.com
Sherman for president y'all, Im outy


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re: Richard Sherman on concussions: "We Chose this Profession" SI.com
Love it when he gets lit up like he did against the Colts.

He blows arse vs receivers with speed.


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Well he has a point
sure, but it doesn't mean the NFL shouldn't product their product.

Plenty of people out there choose other dangerous professions, and their employers usually attempt to make that work environment as safe as possible.


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The dude is a jack arse sometimes but he speaks the fricking truth. and that's why I like him


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ding ding ding


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He blows arse vs receivers with speed.



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This guy could cure cancer, develop anti-concussion helmets, feed 5000 people with 7 loaves of bread and I would still hate him and everything he is. frick his logic. frick his point. frick his common sense.....and yes

Frick Sherman.



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