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Roddy White tweets on concussion lawsuits: 'You signed up to play a violent game'

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer
White has a strong opinion on Twitter. Once again. (Getty Images)

Roddy White is not scared to make his opinion known on Twitter. Recent examples include a decision to smack-talk the city of New Orleans (!), call the Atlanta Journal-Constitution mean names for reporting on his cousin's arrest and talk about Roger Goodell being overpaid.

Recently, Roddy decided to talk about player safety and the numerous concussion lawsuits that are beginning to pop up around the NFL. And he presents a different point of view than you'd typically see.
And when when asked if he'd swap his gig for something else, White basically said he's unconcerned with the consequences of the game.
White is entitled to his opinion about whether or not football is good for his long-term health and whether or not he wants to risk said long-term health by continuing to play the game.

However, there are probably a LOT of older NFL players who don't appreciate White's opinions, especially since many of them are dealing with both physical and mental issues. (Not to mention, most of those older players didn't make nearly the money playing football that White did.)

The bigger problem, for me, is that White's devotion to football and willingness to ignore his ability to live a healthy life down the road is exactly the barrier that stands in between where the league is now and where the league could be in terms of player safety -- the current players.

They're the ones who will ultimately drive change in player safety. Until the 30-something generation of football players -- and the generation below them as well -- gets on board with the idea that football needs some changes, those changes are a lot less likely to happen.

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