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DeAndre Levy spoke in entrance of the Democratic members of the Home Power & Commerce Committee Friday and voiced frustration over a “soccer tradition” which prevents NFL gamers from taking head accidents significantly.
“It bothered me that not one participant knew something concerning the CTE analysis. We see the headlines, however until we’re cued in and taking note of it, I do not assume a variety of guys will be capable of hyperlink them,” Levy stated.
“I feel we’re conscious that we’ll have dangerous shoulders, we’ll have dangerous backs, we’ll have dangerous knees, I feel lots of us sort of know that that is par for the course.
“For the longest (time), a concussion to us was only a headache. A headache that in the event you might play via, you are good, as soon as it is gone, it is gone. I feel lots of guys nonetheless have that mentality and nonetheless give it some thought. And I feel there’s nonetheless a very good portion of men that do not need to give it some thought, as a result of truthfully, it is scary.”
Levy stated gamers “assume it is regular” and would typically joke in locker rooms about how forgetful all of them are at residence with their companions. He would typically discover his temper change for causes he could not clarify, however it will really feel like he was in a “fog” or a “funk.”
“It’s scary to think about that in 5 or ten years down the road, you possibly can grow to be a totally totally different individual,” stated Levy.