Ed Reed says Junior Seau understood the risks of football

ed reedBaltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed admitted that he feels the effects of playing football, but he’s OK with them because he knew what he was getting into.

“I feel effects from it,” Reed said Tuesday at Super Bowl Media Day, per NFL.com. “Some days, I wake up and I’m like, ‘Where did my memory go?’ But I signed up for it.”

Reed was asked if Junior Seau signed up for the pain and suffering he went through.

“Did he sign up for it?” Reed said. “Yeah, he signed up to play football. … Junior gave everything he had to football. I’m sure he’s looking down and has no regrets.”

Reed says every player has signed up for the effects of the game of football.

“Football has been like this for ages. … It’s going to be a violent sport. You are going to have repercussions from that. But every player that plays this game and will play this game signed up for it. We signed up for it. We know what could happen. … That’s the life we choose to live.”

I hope Reed feels the same way in ten years.  I also hope that he doesn’t suffer like many former NFL players have.


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