Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 1/31/13

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 13: Tony Gonzalez #88 of the Atlanta Falcons against the New Orleans Saints at Georgia Dome on December 13, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
With Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez on the brink of retirement, its worth taking a look at some comments he made the day after the news broke that former linebacker Junior Seau suffered from a degenerative brain disease while pondering Gonzalezs pending decision. Several storylines have dominated the news media in this week leading up to Sundays Super Bowl and one of them has been player safety a conversation that President Obama jump-started when he said he would be wary of allowing his son, if he had one, to play football. On Jan. 10, the National Institutes of Health released that Seaus brain showed abnormalities consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the brain disease experts have linked to the repetitive and violent collisions associated with football. The family of Seau, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound significantly sparing his brain last May, filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL on Jan. 23. Gonzalez met with the media for his ...
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