Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/16/12

NEW YORK - APRIL 22: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is interviewed by Darrelle Revis of the New York Jets for the 'Ocho Cinco New Network' on the red carpet during the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
On the same day that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke at the Harvard School of Public Health about his continuing crusade "to change the culture of football to better protect players," one of the faces of the game was -- deliberately or not -- minimizing the importance of head trauma prevention by again insisting that he'd try to conceal the effects of a possible concussion. Brian Urlacher told the media Thursday that he'd cover up a concussion if need be, despite the fact that's the exact opposite message Goodell is trying to relay to the future stars of the game who look up to guys like Urlacher. But here's what I find interesting about Urlacher's comments: He's aware of the long-term effects of head injuries. He isn't ignoring them. Instead, he's willing to accept that possible future and is instead suggesting that the onus is on the players themselves. "If you get concussed, then don’t play. It’s your career, it’s your life," Urlacher said. "You have to make a decisi...
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