It’s safe to say Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders won’t be joining in on any of the class action lawsuits being brought against the NFL by former players, who claim that the league either ignored or downplayed the long-term effects of concussions and other head injuries for years.
Now an analyst for the NFL Network, Sanders made it clear that he wasn’t on board with the players seeking compensation for this alleged oversight over the weekend--and beyond that, he suggested that some of these players may be in it solely for the promise of a payday.
“The game is a safe game, the equipment is better,” Sanders said, per Yahoo! Sports. “I don't buy all these guys coming back with these concussions. I'm not buying all that. Half these guys are trying to make money off the deal. That's real talk. That's really how it is. I wish they'd be honest and tell the truth because it's keeping kids away from our game.”
Indeed, the idea that this new spotlight on head trauma could lead to parents to keeping their kids away from football isn’t a new one. Just last week, President Barack Obama--an outspoken football fan--said that if he had sons, he’d have to think long and hard before allowing them to play.
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