Former Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy told a congressional subcommittee Friday that the team tried to stifle him from publicly discussing the issue of brain injuries in football.
The Lions deny Levy’s claims.
Game Mens Brandon Finnegan Jersey Levy said that after the Detroit Free Press published a letter he wrote, titled Scary that I may have CTE, in March 2016, the Lions implored him to say no more.
The moment I said anything about it, I had two calls telling me that I shouldn’t talk about it, Levy told the subcommittee, per the Free Press. I wrote the paper and I was told not to talk about it the first day that it was out and I’m just like, it could have been just because locker room culture is nobody wants to talk about anything other than football, but it didn’t sit well with me when I’m talking about a brain injury.
The TV partners flushed players’ historic social justice protests down the memory hole in Week 6.
Protests? What protests?
There were virtually no live shots of NFL players sitting, kneeling or standing Sunday during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner, much less footage of fans booing players.
Instead, CBS, Fox and NBC chose to stay in commercial breaks during the pregame presentation of the flag and anthem. Once they returned from commercial, network play-by-play announcers and analysts paid little or no attention to what players did on the field.