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Last season, Jerry Jones tried to convince us all that Greg Hardy was a good teammate and “one of the real leaders” on his Dallas Cowboys. Of course, we all know how that turned out—Hardy was a disaster who tore the locker room apart and was not re-signed this offseason.
Now, the Cowboys owner is trying to fool us again, this time by attempting to assure us that there is no link between playing football and CTE.
Yeah, he went there.
Even though the NFL’s senior vice president for health and safety, Jeff Miller, admitted last week that there is “certainly” a connection between the sport and the degenerative brain diseases, Jones still isn’t buying it…
Or at least he’s trying to make it seems as though he’s not buying it.
Here’s what Jones had to say when asked about a possible link between the two during the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton on Tuesday (via ESPN):
“No, that’s absurd. There’s no data that in any way creates a knowledge. There’s no way that you could have made a comment that there is an association and some type of assertion. In most things, you have to back it up by studies. And in this particular case, we all know how medicine is. Medicine is evolving. I grew up being told that aspirin was not good. I’m told that one a day is good for you. … I’m saying that changed over the years as we’ve had more research and knowledge.
“So we are very supportive of the research. … We have for years been involved in trying to make it safer, safer as it pertains to head injury. We have millions of people that have played this game, have millions of people that are at various ages right now that have no issues at all. None at all. So that’s where we are. That didn’t alter at all what we’re doing about it. We’re gonna do everything we can to understand it better and make it safer.”
You won’t find a human much more delusional than Jerry Jones. I bet he believes the Cowboys have a shot at next year’s Super Bowl, too.
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