"You can't, basically, take the National Football league and what we do as players in the National Football League, and basically eliminate contact," he said.
The two-time Pro Bowler explained that football is a game about "separating the man from the ball" and "going after people." Then he began blasting the NFL for glorifying and making money off of violent hits.
"This is the same NFL that doesn't pay for your insurance after you're done," said the former offensive guard. "Taking $75,000 away from James Harrison for playing football is criminal. It's criminal to me."
Harrison was fined for two helmet-to-helmet hits in Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.
Schlereth, whose rant was criticized by ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio, went on to say that the league could be called the "National Hypocrite League."
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