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Ward hits the NFL hard

Was going to Fanshot this one as a quote but had too many quotes to do that. Hines Ward just missed a great slam that might have sold the point the players have made about the NFL not really caring about player safety. I will make that point he missed here....

Let's start with what Ward said...

 

They came out with these new helmets that are supposed to stop concussions. If they care so much about our safety, why don’t they mandate that we wear the new ones?

What Ward should have done is answer his own question. The lazy ass respectable media won't answer that question. The truth is that the NFL has no interest in mandating that players wear the safest helmets, in fact they are paid money in order for players not to wear the safest helmets. You see, the funny story is that helmet manufacturer Riddell pays the NFL a boat load of money to be the "official helmet" which means unless players request a specific helmet, the team will issue them a Riddell helmet designed in 1989. Helmet manufacture Schutt created a concussion protection helmet in 2004 but as the Schutt logo is not displayed and as players must strictly request this helmet, they are mainly worn by players that have signed an endorsement deal with Schutt or players like DeSean Jackson who after sustaining a concussion was given sound medical advise by a doctor.

Even the NFL's own committee of doctors that are researching concussions have said that they really don't believe that the NFL should have an official helmet.

 

Dr. Hunt Batjer, a committee co-chair, said his "preference" would be for there not to be an official helmet sponsor (Riddell's contract expires in a few years), and Dr. Robert Cantu echoed, "At least in my opinion, it's not a good thing." Dr. Ellenbogen pointed out that decisions such as that were made at a level above the committee's jurisdiction.

 

I think I will let Hines Ward finish off this post...

 

They (NFL) don’t give a fuck about concussions.

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