Falcons receiver Roddy White is getting tired of hearing from former NFL players talking about the dangers of playing football.
After a week in which several prominent retired players have come forward to say that playing professional football left them physically and mentally scarred, in some cases to the extent that they don’t think it’s a game fit for children, White wrote today that he thinks it’s time for football players to speak up about their love of football.
“It’s crazy how football players are killing our game,” White wrote on Twitter. “You signed up to play a violent game and made a lot of money now you talk bad about.”
When a fan asked White if he’d want to do anything else other than play football for a living, White answered, “No, I love playing football. If I can’t walk when I’m 50 it was well worth it.”
White said he respects the former players, saying, “they made football what it is today and I love those guys.” But White also loves playing football, enough that he’s completely willing to put his body on the line doing it.