Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/31/13

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 16: Devery Henderson #19 of the New Orleans Saints runs for yards after the catch against Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie #29 and Hamza Abdullah #41 of the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Louisana Superdome on January 16, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 45-14. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
The NFL is working to improve the league’s safety regulations for players, but that campaign started a bit too late for some players. Safety Hamza Abdullah, who played seven seasons with the Broncos, Browns and Cardinals, spent about an hour attacking the NFL  for their mishandling of player safety in a long expletive-laden Twitter rant on Thursday. Abdullah, 30, ripped the NFL for not handling injured players correctly for many years, even noting a few of his own on-field experiences to prove his point. He explained that the league should be covering health costs and benefits for players, including mental examinations and psychiatric visits. At one point, Abdullah even referenced the NFL as slave masters and the players as the slaves. Check out just a few of Abdullah’s tweets below. And click here to see the full rant (CAUTION: His Twitter contains vulgar language). Every player understood the risks of playing football, and we did it, and would do it over again!— Hamza Abdullah (@HamzaAbdullah21) October 31, 2013 We just thought/assumed we would be taken care of after we were done.— Hamza Abdullah (@HamzaAbdullah21) October 31, 2013 November 19th 2007 against the Titans, I knocked myself out of a game, and they said I lost my contact. WTF?!?— Hamza Abdullah (@HamzaAbdullah21) October 31, 2013 Every player should go see a psychiatrist once a week upon leaving the game.— Hamza Abdullah (@HamzaAbdullah21) October 31, 2013 Every player should get a Psych eval and full physical exam upon leaving the game.— Hamza Abdullah (@HamzaAbdullah21) October 31, 2013 I apologize for the cursing. My mom taught me better than that; But when you visit China you have to speak Chinese.— Hamza Abdullah (@HamzaAbdullah21) October 31, 2013 Photo via Twitter/@HamzaAbdullah2Filed under: Headlines, NFL

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