Posted October 31, 2013 on AP on Fox
San_francisco_49ers_0e6d
Former Cardinals defensive back Hamza Abdullah took to Twitter on Thursday to blast the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell for not doing enough to ensure players' well-being. In dozens of profanity-laced tweets, Abdullah said on his verified account that the NFL treats players like slaves, that Goodell would sell his ''soul for a dollar,'' and that the league should play for psychiatric evaluations for its players. Abdullah also implied that he had suicidal thoughts, tweeting that ''Every time I go to sleep, I pray that Allah takes care of my family, just in case I don't wake up.'' In the next tweet, he adds, ''And quietly, I'm disappointed sometimes when I do wake up.'' Abdullah's brother, Husain Abdullah, is a defensive back for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was not in the locker room during Thursday's media availability, though he did attend practice. The brothers, both practicing Muslims, walked away from footb...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Former NFL safety absolutely blasts league in profane Twitter rant

Former NFL safety Hamza Abdullah became the latest to speak out against the league’s treatment of current and former players on Thursday morning. Abdullah, who played parts of seven seasons with four different teams, took to Twitter to blast the NFL and criticize the way he was treated before, during, and after his professional career. The tweets are very emotional and include...

Former NFL Safety Blasts League on Twitter with Expletive-Laden Rant

Hamza Abdullah was drafted in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played for the Buccaneers, Browns, Broncos and Cardinals. He made 88 tackles in his career while forcing three fumbles, and he is not happy with the league, nor NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Abdullah took to Twitter this morning and ripped the NFL in an expletive-laden rant. He compared playing in the league...

Former NFL Safety Absolutely Blasts League In Bizarre Twitter Rant

Former NFL safety Hamza Abdullah became the latest to speak out against the league’s treatment of current and former players on Thursday morning. Abdullah, who played parts of seven seasons with four different teams, took to Twitter to blast the NFL and criticize the way he was treated before, during, and after his professional career. The tweets are very emotional and include...

Cardinals may have no choice but to trade Larry Fitzgerald

Even though the Arizona Cardinals didn’t trade Larry Fitzgerald prior to this year’s trade deadline, it doesn’t mean something won’t happen in the offseason. As ESPN’s Adam Schefter points out,  the Cardinals may not have a choice but to move on from Fitzgerald. There are enough people who think that a trade could be in play, Kevin. Multiple league executives don’t believe...

Chiefs waive TE Kevin Brock, make several roster moves

According to the Associated Press, the Kansas City Chiefs have waived tight end Kevin Brock after the return of Anthony Fasano from an ankle sprain a couple of weeks ago. The team made several other moves on Wednesday as the team promoted OL Rokevious Watkins from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Old Coug Hamza Abdullah on fire vs. NFL

FORMER WASHINGTON State standout defensive back Hamaza Abdullah, now retired after seven seasons in the NFL, lit up his Twitter account today in headline-grabbing ways as he criticized the league for the way it treats players and their injuries. Like his brother Husain, a fellow who is still playing in the NFL, Hamza has always come across mild-mannered and four-letter-word-free. Until today.

The Arizona Cardinals turn to a Navy Seal for advice

Clint Bruce, a former member of SEAL Team 5, addressed the Cardinals before Wednesday’s practice, their last of the bye week. “Hopefully we reload, come back Monday for a great practice and don’t be ‘the guy,’” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “Too many times when a guy gets a day off, he gets tazed in […]

Chiefs' Sherman relishes unselfish role of today's fullback

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When Chiefs fullback Anthony Sherman pulled in a swing pass Sunday and rumbled into the end zone for a 12-yard touchdown, there was no way he was going to lose track of the ball. He didn't spike it or toss it in the air, but rather clutched it all the way back to the sideline. After all, it was the first NFL touchdown for Sherman, now in his third season...

Kansas City Chiefs: Contender or Pretender

Undefeated is hard to argue with but are 8 wins against a weak schedule impressive or have the stars just aligned perfectly for the Kansas City Chiefs?The first eight Chiefs' opponents have tallied a combined 20-41 record.Only the Dallas Cowboys have posted a record that is not below .500 and even they aren't a winning club with their 4-4 record in a under achieving NFC East...

Photo: Check out this pumpkin that looks like Andy Reid

A cleverly-designed pumpkin that looks like Andy Reid? A cleverly-designed pumpkin that looks like Andy Reid. Life is good at the moment for the Kansas City Chiefs head coach. Not only is his squad the only undefeated team in the NFL, but he also inspired someone to create a pumpkin in his exact likeness. Oh, and let us not forget the delicious-looking double...

Lurie: I root for Reid, Chiefs 'every week'

Jeffrey Lurie has a new favorite NFL football team. Scratch that. He has a new favorite “AFC” football team. You can probably guess which one. It’s the one coached by the guy Lurie hired 15 years ago to rescue his own franchise, the Philadelphia Eagles. Lurie was then, and remains now, very fond of Andy Reid, who has Kansas City atop the NFL at 8-0 just a few months after...

Preview: Chiefs head to Buffalo with perfect record on the line

As the Kansas City Chiefs keep their strong start in perspective, the Buffalo Bills hope to turn things around by knocking off the NFL's only undefeated team. The visiting Chiefs look to go 9-0 for the first time in 10 years Sunday when they try to end their recent struggles against the Bills, who may not have their starting quarterback on the field. The first team in league...

Kansas City Chiefs: 2013 Week 9 NFL Power Rankings (#8)

Last week: 6 (-2) Record: 8-0 The Chiefs are 8-0, but they haven’t beaten a team ranked higher than 12th on this list and 5 of their 8 wins have come against bottom-10 teams. On top of that, 5 of their wins have come by 10 points or less. They are overrated and could easily lose this week in Buffalo, where two other top-15 teams (Baltimore, Carolina) have lost and two other top...

2013 Week 9 Fantasy Football Pickups

RB Andre Ellington (Arizona) Percent owned (ESPN): 16.3% Andre Ellington was great in small bursts early in the season, but with Rashard Mendenhall hurt this week, Ellington was the lead back, rushing for 154 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, and catching another 2 passes for 8 yards. He is now averaging 7.7 yards per carry on 43 carries on the season and also has 22 catches for...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.