Patriots QB Tom Brady: Concussions are just part of life
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady voiced his opinion about concussions to ABC News earlier this week.
“It’s just part of life, you know, not only football, but contact sports,” Brady said while on a promotional tour. “It’s part of people walking down the street. You run, you fall, you hit your head. There’s a lot of sports that are involved, but I think it’s good there’s more awareness than there’s been in the past. Women’s soccer and cycling, water polo, there’s a lot of sports."
Brady, a 16-year NFL veteran, is currently embroiled in legal issues with the NFL. A federal appeals court ruled last month that the 38-year-old must serve a four-game suspension during the 2016 season for his role in the Deflategate scandal, which involved underinflated footballs used in the 2015 AFC championship game.
Brady and his legal team have until May 23 to file a request for a rehearing.