Another NFL player unexpectedly calls it quits at just 24-years-old after what happened to him. His name is Joshua Perry and he played for the Chargers, then recently signed with the Seattle Seahawks for $630,000 in June, but now he’s already retiring. The reason for his early exit is that he’s concerned about the health issues arising in the NFL, particularly the issues surrounding concussions. Perry reportedly suffered the sixth concussion and it appears as though he prefers to keep his brain safe instead of going on to possibly earn millions.
The announcement of a 24-year-old retiring from the NFL may pose a potential danger to the NFL in the sense that more people may make an early exit from the game over looming concussion concerns. Today’s players run extremely fast and hit even harder, leaving players exposed to brutal punishment from collisions. Even though the helmets provide a layer of protection, the impact from the players running this fast and hitting that hard is still punishing.
“Perry, who only signed with the Seattle Seahawks for $630,000 in June, shared a statement on Twitter on Monday where he revealed that he was stepping down from the NFL over health concerns.
‘Football has been one of the biggest blessings in my life, but recent concerns about concussions and the health of my brain have led me to step away from the game,’ Perry wrote in the statement posted Monday to his Twitter account.
‘I’ve recently sustained my 6th documented concussion. It wasn’t from a high velocity, big contact play. It was a very pedestrian thing, and that was a huge concern to me.
‘The last thing I want to do is put the health of my brain and my future wellbeing in jeopardy over a game and over a paycheck.’
The 24-year-old was a fourth-round draft pick out of Ohio State in 2016.
On May 9, 2016, the San Diego Chargers signed Perry to a four-year, $2.95 million contract with a signing bonus of $614,084.
Perry appeared in 15 games during his rookie season with the Chargers, making 22 tackles and forcing a fumble. But at the end of the 2016 season, he was placed on injured reserve and later waived.
He was picked up by the Indianapolis Colts and spent most of 2017 on their practice squad, appearing in just two games.
Perry signed with the Seahawks in June and was set to make $630,000 this season before he was forced to announce his retirement just a month later. He had career earnings of $1.3 million, according to OvertheCap.
The player thanked his family, girlfriend Maddi Griffin and coaches for their support in the statement and revealed he plans to return to Central Ohio.”
It’s smart that Perry is leaving the game but it’s also sad because he’s throwing away a childhood dream that many kids would love to endure. He’s throwing away his chance to fill his bank with millions, but he’s preserving his life by leaving the game that supposedly causes so many devastating effects to adult brains.
So many players are affected by concussions and the NFL should be spending top dollar to research the best ways to protect every player. Some might think that it’s just another player and any team can just sign another player. That might be true but think about the lives of the players off the field. They go home to their own family and friends and people who love them.
The NFL faces a major challenge in finding the most technologically advanced and safe equipment that puts the player’s health as their top priority.
If the NFL can’t do that, then they might see an increased number of early retirements and that could include star players.
Another reason the health concerns are a big deal is the lawsuits that are likely a result of the long-lasting damage/injuries.
“A class action settlement brought against the league by over 20,000 retired players affected by concussions resulted in the NFL being forced to dole out $1 billion of payments over the next 65 years. On average, each player will receive about $190,000, while individuals can receive up to $5 million depending on the degree of the injuries sustained as well as the number of years they played in the NFL.
But while the settlement awards up to $4 million for past CTE deaths, it can’t do anything for players living with CTE because the disease cannot be diagnosed in the living.
That’s a problem because players can be suffering from CTE without a long history of concussions.
Deceased Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, for instance, had only one official concussion during his time in the NFL but was still posthumously diagnosed with a severe case of the CTE by Boston University’s CTE Center.
The situation is particularly problematic for players such as offensive lineman, who experience thousands of sub-concussive hits per season without ever officially registering a concussion.
A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court denied challenges to the settlement, which means for now, the families of players who suffered from CTE may have trouble collecting any payments unless there are documented cases of concussions.
That doesn’t mean CTE will never be recognized as part of the settlement, but until it can be scientifically diagnosed in the living, the league won’t be able to compensate those enduring the disease on a day-to-day basis.”
Loudmouth LaVar Ball Makes Nasty Announcement About Trump And His Supporters – BAD Move!
Apparently he forgot!
President Trump is known to have detractors and those who wish him ill. It has almost become a competitive sport within the mainstream media as well as the athletic and entertainment industry. Which is why the comments of LaVar Ball, a former pro-National Football League, and National Basketball League player should not shock you one bit. But it should surely disgust you. Even if there are those who do not like the president, the least they can do is provide him basic respect and decency. However, all of that is missing in Ball’s recent comments.
Total Pro Sports reported,
“If there’s one person who knows all about the controversy surrounding the President, it’s LaVar Ball. The CEO of Big Baller Brand had an infamous run-in with the current President of the United States when his middle son got himself arrested for stealing in China. There just might be another run-in brewing. A few days ago, Trump tweeted that Don Lemon was the “Dumbest man on television” that made LeBron James look smart, which “was hard to do.” That brought about so much criticism in the days following, especially after the Los Angeles Lakers superstar had opened his new I Promise school. In a recent interview with TMZ, Ball outlined what some of the reasons were when asked whether Trump is racist.
“Do I think he’s racist? Yes, he’s racist. Everybody know that. Everybody knows that. That’s not a secret. It’s not a secret. If you’re bothering a lot of black folks, I’m going to say you’re racist. If you’re bothering a lot Hispanics, I’m going to say you’re racist. If you messing with everybody but whoever is not your kind, whoever is your kind you’re not messing with, I call you racist if you like that. That’s easy to spot out.”
Ball, a former athlete, is now a media personality and businessman with three sons who all play professional basketball. One for the Los Angeles Lakers, one who played on scholarship at UCLA, and one for the Los Angeles Ballers. He serves as the Chief Executive Officer of his sports apparel company known as Big Baller Brand while he simultaneously founded the Junior Basketball Association (JBA).
However, in the past few years Ball has made media headlines all over the world for his controversial and outrageous statements. He claimed that one of his son’s Lonzo is better than world-renowned basketball player Stephen Curry. At the same time, he also alleged that he could beat Michael Jordan in a one-on-one basketball game. Since then he has received praise and criticism, and his remarks have led to television appearances which have received major attention from high profile sports media outlets.
But it was his problems with President Trump that has been getting him into hot water. Ball’s son was one of the UCLA students who was detained for shoplifting in a high-end shopping center in Shanghai, China. The players were accused by police of shoplifting high-end Louis Vuitton sunglasses at a store in the mall. After President Trump and his administration made a plea to the Chinese government to release them from their charges they were set free.
President Trump took to social media to say that the students were headed to jail and if it were not for his intervention they would still be there. Furthermore, that despite what he did for them he did not think they would say thank you. Ball tweeted back a response which insinuated that President Trump did nothing to help Ball’s son and teammates get out of Chinese prison. When Ball appeared on CNN with Chris Cuomo shortly thereafter he still refused to thank the president.
President Trump responded by calling Ball a poor man’s version of Don King and calling him an ungrateful fool. A short while later, Ball’s son and his teammates were suspended indefinitely even after their public thank you where they expressed gratitude to the president. Ball continued to double down, refusing to thank him even after some time had passed.
It is very clear that Ball is highly ungrateful. President Trump hit it right on the head, there is no doubt about it. Much like other Hollywood entertainers, politicians, and detractors who trash the president Ball’s bad move will likely lead to him getting the Trump curse. One where public figures trash the president and as a result lose their career, lose notoriety and all around lose the entire situation. Ball needs a training in manners and perhaps his fall from grace will be the life lesson he so desperately needs.
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Marshawn Lynch Doesn’t Care What You Think, Infuriates Americans At Season Opener
Time to boycott again!
Anthem kneeling has been a concern for a few years now. There have been diverse opinions on both sides of the aisle regarding this particular issue. However, conservatives have staunchly stood in opposition to any kneeling calling it unpatriotic and disrespectful to the military, flag, and anthem. But, athletes have doubled down and continue to partake in these protests. One of them is Marshawn Lynch. His latest actions indicate he does not care what people think and he will continue to anthem kneel regardless.
The Western Journal reported,
“Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch made sure to let the nation know loud and clear that he would not be standing for the national anthem. One would assume with a new head coach in place — Jon Gruden — there might be new team rules or standards. But Lynch once again sat for the anthem before Oakland’s exhibition opener against the Detroit Lions on Friday night. The move came the evening after President Donald Trump criticized players on Twitter who refused to stand for the national anthem. The president said that “most of them are unable to define” what they’re demonstrating against. In a second tweet, he said players who do not stand for the anthem should be suspended without pay.
Lynch sat for the anthem all of last season but never gave a reason for his decision. No other players on either team demonstrated during the anthem, with the Lions all standing together with locked arms. The league and the NFL Players Association have yet to announce a policy for this season regarding demonstrations during the anthem. The NFL announced a policy in the spring requiring players to either stand for the anthem or remain in the locker room, but the league and the players union agreed in July to put that rule on hold. Several players throughout the league demonstrated on Thursday night, including three players from the Miami Dolphins. Kenny Stills and fellow wide receiver Albert Wilson took a knee during the anthem while defensive end Robert Quinn stood with his fist raised. Stills called Wilson an “angel” for kneeling with him so he wasn’t the only one protesting. Colin Kaepernick tweeted a photo of himself with Stills, praising him and Wilson for protesting. “Stay strong brothers!” he wrote.”
The NFL players are at it again – taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem. Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their “outrage” at something that most of them are unable to define. They make a fortune doing what they love……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2018
…..Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest. Most of that money goes to the players anyway. Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2018
Anthem kneeling began in 2016 when some professional athletes began protesting what they alleged as systematic oppression and social injustice against the African American community in the United States. Instances of these they allege were increased police brutality and racial inequality. Those who have kneeled have gotten mixed reactions, many have denounced them and called them unpatriotic and disrespectful to the flag, police, and military, like the president, while others have said that it is a patriotic form of political expression.
It all began when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem during a National Football League game. He did it as well during the preseason games of the 2016 football season. Since then other National Football League players have engaged in similar behavior. In 2017, there were over 200 players that had sat or kneeled for the anthem and President Trump was one of their biggest detractors. He publically called for owners to fire players to stay or kneeled for the anthem and indicated his belief that it was not the place for such a policy.
In May of this past year, the commissioner of the National Football Leagues passed a new policy guideline that made it mandatory for all players to stand for the national anthem. If they do not want to, then they have the option of staying in the locker room until the performance begins. Something that many feel allowed the disrespect of the flag, military, and anthem to continue.
Political figures have given their input on the issue adding a level of negative discourse to the societal dialogue. President Obama argued that Kaepernick was exercising his constitutional right, Supreme Court Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg criticized Kaepernick’s actions and the movement as dumb and disrespectful, while U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson lee physically went to the House floor and knelt on the floor. One of her colleagues U.S. Representative Mark Pocan did the same thing the next day. Vice President Mike Pence had one of the best responses of all. Pence left an Indianapolis Colt’s NFL game after members of the San Francisco 49ers knelt during the anthem.
Conservatives have made their points clear on the issue. Anthem kneeling will not be tolerated and they are not afraid to voice their opinion. The Trump administration has made their position even more abundantly clear. They are on the right side of history and if everyone else wants to be as well they will defend the flag, the military, and the anthem that our veterans fought so hard for us to have, utilize, and benefit from in peace.
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Roseanne Just Suddenly Broke Her Silence To Throw Support Behind A 2020 Candidate
There's no turning back for Roseanne now!
Immigrants Living On Taxpayer Dime Got Rude Awakening Thanks To Trump’s ‘New Rule’
Immigrants just got a harsh wake-up call from President Trump!
Hillary Praises 11-Yr-Old Girl Who Kneeled For Pledge of Allegiance, Tells Her What To Do Next
This is outrageous even for Hillary Clinton.
Omarosa Caught In Lie So Huge That Trump’s Worst Enemies Are Calling Her Out Now – It’s Bad!
Both sides are calling out Omarosa for her massive lies!
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This is another reason why we don't trust the media!