Found February 19, 2013 on NESN.com:
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As research continues to prove the link between concussions and permanent brain damage, one NFL player is advocating for a teammate with a history of head injuries to call it quits. Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson told NFL Total Access on Sunday that he believes teammate Jahvid Best, who has not played a down since suffering a concussion in Oct. 2011, would not be wise to attempt a return to football. “I just told him that if it was me I would shut it down,” Burleson said. “You’ve got so much more life to live, and even though I would love to have you on the field, I don’t want it to risk anything that has to do with your brain or possibly your post career.” Best racked up over 2,500 yards in three seasons at the University of California, leading the Lions to draft him 30th overall in 2010. He played in all 16 games his rookie season but suffered a pair of concussions in 2011 — one in the preseason and one in October — and has been dealing with post-concussion symptoms ever since....
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