Concussions: Is It Worth It?
Over the course of his career in the National Football League, Antwaan Randle El was a force to be reckoned with both as explosive wide receiver and dangerous punt returner. Spending time with both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Redskins, he played in two Super Bowls (on the winning team in 2005 and the losing team in 2010), and he is the only wide-receiver in Super Bowl history to ever throw a successful touchdown pass. His time in the NFL lasted nine years, ending in 2010, and earned him over 22 million dollars. Earlier this week, Randle El joined another statistical category of post NFL’ers with residual concerns from the years of trauma created by repeated impacts, which led him to make a statement off the field more important than any he ever made on it:
It wasn’t worth it.
In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Randle El made…
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