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Hines Ward Rips NFL: 'They Dont Give A F**k About Concussions'

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 02/01/11 01:07 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

Hines Ward Concussions

Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports interviewed several players, including Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward, about concussions in the NFL for Tuesday's edition of GQ.

Ward, who criticized the league about player safety earlier in the season, ripped the NFL again for being hypocritical.

"To say the league really cares? They don't give a fuck about concussions," Ward said. "And now they want to add on two extra games? Are you kidding? Come on, let's be real. Now that these new guidelines are in place, you'll see more and more guys lying to doctors to stay on the field."

He also pointed out that the league hasn't mandated the new helmets which are supposed to prevent concussions.

"If they're so worried about what concussions will do to us after our careers, then guarantee our insurance for life," he continued. "And if you're going to fine me for a hit, let the money go to veteran guys to help with their medical issues."

The NFL received a negative backlash from the players after it was announced in October that players will be suspended for dangerous and flagrant hits.

In December, Ward added his two cents and said the league doesn't care about the safety of the game.

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