I see fines for upsetting Goodell’s delicate fee-fees:
Steelers receiver Hines Ward has teed off on the NFL for its handling of the concussion problem, in comments to Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports, who has interviewed eight veteran players on the question of big hits and other issues for GQ.
“We don’t know what they want,” Ward said regarding the league’s rules pertaining to helmet-to-helmet hits. “They’re so hypocritical sometimes. They came out with these new helmets that are supposed to stop concussions. If they care so much about our safety, why don’t they mandate that we wear the new ones? If they’re so worried about what concussions will do to us after our careers, then guarantee our insurance for life. And if you’re going to fine me for a hit, let the money go to veteran guys to help with their medical issues. “To say the league really cares? They don’t give a f–k about concussions. And now they want to add on two extra games? Are you kidding? Come on, let’s be real.”