Austin Collie Wants to Return to Football, but NFL Teams Must Turn Him Away

June 4, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Everywhere around him last season, former Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie was surrounded by inspiring comeback stories. 
Peyton Manning overcame three neck surgeries to become the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year. Coach Chuck Pagano beat cancer to return to the sidelines of a Colts team that miraculously improved by eight wins. 
Now, after at least three concussions and a torn patellar tendon robbed him of over 20 games since 2010, Collie wants to make his own comeback to football, per Mike Garafolo of USA Today.
Given his extensive history of head trauma, however, NFL teams should do everything in their power to safeguard Collie—even if that means shattering the dream of his own comeback story.
Obviously desperate to return, Collie told Garafolo he is willing to sign a waiver form to play in the NFL again. 
"I'll sign a waiver, all right?" Collie said. "They're not going to have to worry about me suing. I'll hold ...

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