Bo Jackson Comments on Concussions, CTE, Cam Newton and More

January 17, 2017   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Less than a week after saying he never would have played football had he fully understood the risks involved, former Pro Bowl running back Bo Jackson has defended his comments.
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Jackson said the following about his playing career last week: "If I knew back then what I know now, I would have never played football. Never. I wish I had known about all of those head injuries, but no one knew that."
The former Los Angeles Raiders superstar told Nightengale he has received criticism since then, but he didn't back down from his remarks:
I'm also getting people saying I know nothing about concussions and head injuries. Let me tell you this, I speak on concussions because I've had a couple. I speak on CTE because I have a tendency to forget little things like where I put my keys five minutes ago. Or I forget what items I came to the grocery store for. I had my bell rung a couple of times while I was with the Raiders. One time I got up off...

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