” I think I’m connected to this issue in some capacity, football and brain damage. So carving out a way to address it tactfully is important to me no matter what I go on to do. “


” Dementia pugilistica was discovered in 1928… And we still have boxing. Football will continue. “


” I’ve thought about what I could accomplish in football, but when you read about Mike Webster and Dave Duerson and Ray Easterling, you read all these stories, and to be the type of player I want to be in football, I think I’d have to take on some risks that, as a person, I don’t want to take on. “


” I think it actually is easier for players to abstain from watching than it is for people who haven’t experienced it. I know a wide variety of former players that don’t really follow football any more. They’ve kind of had that cathartic experience. They know what it is. “


” I can’t predict the future of football. I don’t think it’ll go the way of boxing because it’s a team sport. It’s built into our education systems, the flagship for a lot of universities’ fundraising campaigns. So no, I don’t think it’ll go away. “


” Folks who blithely disregard the benefits of football likely haven’t played or are being intellectually dishonest. The game, perhaps more than any other, requires absolute dedication and teamwork. Yes, I ultimately quit, and if I ever have a son, he won’t play, but I’ll always cherish the lessons I learned from football. “


” I never thought my choice to leave the NFL would lead to ‘Face the Nation.’ When I first thought of quitting, I cringed at the notion of becoming a football safety advocate. I was making a personal decision, I never set out to influence others. “


” Football’s extremely important to me. iIt’s my passion. “


” I don’t dislike football. I love football. “


” Dehumanizing sounds so extreme, but when you’re fighting for a football at the bottom of the pile, it is kind of dehumanizing. “



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