Every Steelers fan knows Antwaan Randle El.
His pass in Super Bowl XL helped clinch the Steelers' fifth Lombardi.
Now people might know Randle El for another reason: He's having trouble remembering things and having trouble walking down stairs.
The Post-Gazette's story was a grabber, with Randle El saying he wouldn't play football if he could do it over again.
Here's a quote:
The kids are getting bigger and faster, so the concussions, the severe spinal cord injuries, are only going to get worse. It’s a tough pill to swallow because I love the game of football. But I tell parents, you can have the right helmet, the perfect pads on, and still end up with a paraplegic kid. There’s no correcting it. There’s no helmet that’s going to correct it. There’s no teaching that’s going to correct it. It just comes down to it’s a physically violent game. Football players are in a car wreck every week.
He played football for nine seasons. Now he worries about the simple things people take for granted each day.
Check out the story. And make sure you read Randle El's last quote:
"Right now, I wouldn’t be surprised if football isn’t around in 20, 25 years."
Not a big endorsement for the sport.