Panthers Tight End Greg Olsen Understands, and Accepts, Brutality of NFL Life

June 24, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL players continue to have a range of beliefs when it comes to football and the ever-evolving science that is CTE. Some players don't want to know more, figuring ignorance is bliss. Some want to know everything. Some trust the NFL. Some do not.
Carolina tight end Greg Olsen, one of the more thoughtful players in the sport, probably fits in several boxes. It's difficult to tell if his beliefs are typical. No matter; they are important. 
"I never want to see active or retired players ever struggle," Olsen said. "The basic human being in me wants to see guys leave the game as healthy as possible."
But then Olsen quickly added: "It's a brutal game. It requires a certain type of person to play it. Once you make the decision to play it, that's your decision. I know what I signed up for. It allows me to provide for my family. I want knowledge [about CTE], but I also know I control my life and I make the decisions, and I wouldn't change a thing."
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