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16 November 2009

Q&A with Peter King in the Weekly

Yo, y'all. I'm not quite over the disgustingness I saw yesterday when Brian Westbrook was permitted to play with a concussion-rattled head which became all the more special when -- wait for it -- he got another concussion. Good thing I touched on the issue when I interviewed Peter King last week for a Q&A on
PW: What have you heard about the head-injury/concussions issue since the Oct. 28 hearing in Congress? (A U.S. House Judiciary Committee heard testimony about former NFL players being ravaged by the head-trauma they suffered while playing pro football; the issue has garnered increased coverage of late.)

PK: A lot of players are very interested in it. You saw it with [Brian] Westbrook [being held out of last week’s game vs. Dallas with a concussion]. I think it’s in the back of everybody’s mind that we need to err on the side of caution. If nothing else comes out of it, the players need to stand up for themselves. If they’re having headaches, they must assert their own rights.

So many issues, too little time.


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