Sanders Doubts NFL’s Concussion Problem
It’s no secret that Deion Sanders is arguably the worst broadcaster on television pulling a check these days. Pick any five minutes of his NFL Network appearances and you’re likely to find five minutes of inane and uniformed bloviating that brings nothing to the table.
What Sanders said during Sunday’s pregame show, however, may have proven to be Prime Time’s low point. Despite player safety being the league’s No. 1 talking point for much of the last year, Sanders scoffed at the suggestion that the NFL has a concussion problem and blamed former players for trying to capitalize off the issue.
Worse yet, he later took to Twitter to question whether brain trauma played any role in Junior Seau’s suicide last year. As Deadspin notes, it would appear that Sanders has morphed into some sort of concussion “truther.”
“The game is a safe game, the equipment is better,” Sanders said on the NFL Network set. “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.”
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