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Hamza Abdullah Rips NFL, Roger Goodell Via Twitter

Posted By Charles Mager On November 1, 2013 @ 4:41 PM In NFL | No Comments

Source: Cindy Boren, The Washington Post [1]

Hamza Abdullah, a former defensive back in the NFL, blasted the league and Commissioner Roger Goodell for failing to ensure the health and well-being of players in a series of profanity-laced tweets.

On a verified account, Abdullah said that the NFL treats players like slaves, that Goodell would sell his “soul for a dollar,” and that the league should pay for psychiatric evaluations for its players. Both Hamza and his younger brother, Husain, were out of the league last year, pursuing Muslim studies with a pilgrimage to Mecca.

Abdullah added: “There’s a reason 80 percent of former players either go broke or get divorced within five years of leaving the game,” he tweeted.

Scott Fujita, a former linebacker and NFL Players Association executive committee member, added:

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[1] Cindy Boren, The Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2013/10/31/former-nfl-player-hamza-abdullah-rips-nfl-roger-goodell-on-twitter/

[2] October 31, 2013: https://twitter.com/sfujita55/statuses/395970161594736640

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