Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese soccer player, once said, “Why lie? I’m not going to be a hypocrite and say the opposite of what I think, like some others do.” Tennessee Williams, the famous playwright, gave it to us like this, “The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that’s also a hypocrite!” William Hazlitt, the English writer, broke it down like a player at a pimp convention when he spit, “The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.”
Well playas…now Hall of Fame runnin’ back Jerome Bettis is talkin’ crazy out here about the concussion issue. Ole boy says that the NFL has taken advantage of the players by not sharin’ with them all of the information it had about concussions.
Here’s what the dun had to say, “The problem is we don’t necessarily know all the things the league is doing. For instance, working with this company here (ElMindA, an Israeli neuro-technology company that can help the NFL diagnose concussions), you don’t know if they are working with them closely to try to help solve the problem. You definitely feel as though you were taken advantage of in a way that you weren’t given that information, and you always want to have the choice of knowing, and when that is taken away from you, you feel as though you were taken advantage of.”
Okay playa, I’m gonna ask the same question that I’ve been askin’ boyz for the past several years about this foolishness. If you would have known at the time all of the risks of havin’ a concussion and what they would have done to your brain. Would you have come off of the field durin’ a game? The answer would have been the same as every other cat interviewed! ABSOLUTELY NOT!!
So let’s stop with this “after fact type-foolishness” like it would have changed how you operated. Duns were makin’ a fortune while NFL contracts aren’t guaranteed. So the only way boyz get paid is to be on the field or be on the active roster more specifically.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The NFL is a violent sport! Everybody that has ever played the the game found that out Day 1 boyz put on the pads. Sure, none knew the severity of what concussions would do to long term health, or even for that matter, what a darn concussion was 30 years ago. Heck even 20 years ago.
C’mon bruh, stop with this foolishness! They didn’t start diagnosin’ concussions until about 15 years ago in sports includin’ football. So to tell a boy that they are responsible for what cats are dealin’ with that are in their late 40’s and beyond is asinine. Cats have already hustled the NFL out of $875 million a couple of summers ago actin’ like they got taken advantage of.
We’ve heard from several players that are currently playin’ the game right now that know the risks of havin’ a concussion that have said that they’ve hidden the injury to keep playin’. We just heard from Tom Brady’s wife as she threw him under the bus and told boyz that he was hidin’ concussions.
So why should we believe Jerome Bettis or any cat that played before concussions were even diagnosed in the medical community when they say the NFL didn’t tell us the whole truth? They’re tellin’ boyz now and they aren’t comin’ off of the field for the same reasons the old school cats wouldn’t have.
For duns tryin’ to make the team; “If you ain’t on the field you ain’t gettin’ paid if you ain’t gettin’ paid you ain’t on the team.” For veterans;” If you ain’t on the field somebody’s takin’ yo job, if somebody takes yo job you ain’t playin’, if you ain’t playin’ for too long you ain’t on the team! If you ain’t on the team you ain’t gettin’ paid!”
Therefore, nobody’s tellin’ boyz that they’re hurt and that includes havin’ a concussion. Everybody and their baby’s momma knows what a concussion is now, what it looks and smells like and they keep playin’. It’s a violent sport but it pays a kings ransom so boyz put up with the risks.
Jerome Bettis and every cat that has made a fortune off of the game knows that too. So stop with the foolish talk now that you’ve made a great livin’ and got famous enough to get jobs after the fact off of the game that you said took advantage of you.
Duns like Bettis have jobs as analysts on television today because of the game that he says took advantage of him. Boyz own restaurants, car dealerships and all types of companies because they’re famous all because the NFL took advantage of them.
Go holler at Ms. Lucy and Uncle Willie that worked in the steel mills or the plastic plant for 30 years that have all types of health issues as a result of that foolishness. Uncle Willie got his hand cut off at the plant and is strugglin’ because he had insurance and the settlement was spent 20 years ago. Ms. Lucy has lung disease from enhalin’ all of the chemicals for years but you’re on TV everyday livin’ better now than you ever have. Stop it! You sound crazy and stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about.