Bills GM Doug Whaley Clarifies Comments About Violence, Injuries in Football

May 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley backtracked on his inflammatory comments from Tuesday, rephrasing his thoughts regarding injuries and violence in football.
ESPN.com's Mike Rodak reported on the statement Whaley released Wednesday, which read as follows:
Clearly I used a poor choice of words in my comment yesterday morning. As a former player who has the utmost respect and love for the game, the point that I was trying to make is that football is a physical game and injuries are a part of it.
[...] Playing football no doubt is very physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging, and that is all part of what makes the game so compelling to play and watch. The game has more protection for players now than ever, thanks largely to the safety advancements and numerous rule changes made by our league and promoted to all levels of football. I believe our game continues to have a bright future and I hope that this statement provides clarity as to the intent of my ear...

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