Originally written January 30, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen went on a Twitter rant yesterday on former NFL players complaining about how badly they’re beat up from the game of football. Olsen says he’s open to his son playing football. Just tired hearing guys who made careers playing FB bash it. If it is so bad give back the money it gave u. Nobody forces anyone to play — Greg Olsen (@gregolsen82) January 30, 2013 I chose to play bc it’s my passion since age 5 and allows me to provide for my family. My decision. I am fully aware of what’s at stake — Greg Olsen (@gregolsen82) January 30, 2013 Of course I wish everyone could be injury free. And attempts to make safer are great. But bottom line it is COLLISION sport. — Greg Olsen (@gregolsen82) January 30, 2013 I also would never criticize a person for not allowing child to play. I understand that. All I’m saying is if you choose to play u get risks — Greg Olsen (@gregolsen82) January 30, 2013 While being an advocate for the game. If my son said dad I don’t wanna get hit or hurt. I say great lets play golf. Haha. — Greg Olsen (@gregolsen82) January 30, 2013 My son TJ will never play FB or sport of such. I couldn’t be happier to find out his interests and pursue them. Tate may wanna play. Great 2 — Greg Olsen (@gregolsen82) January 30, 2013 I wonder if Olsen will feel this way in 20 years.  I understand where he’s coming from, but he can’t relate to what some former NFL players are going through right now.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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