Terrell Suggs says NFL focused more on 'covering their own [butt]' than player safety

Linebacker's response comes day after PBS airing of 'League of Denial' documentary

October 09, 2013|By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun

A week after ESPN aired an interview in which he accused NFL commissioner Roger Goodell of orchestrating the Super Bowl XLVII blackout, outspoken Ravens rush linebacker Terrell Suggs took another shot at the league.

Suggs said that he didn’t see the two-hour Tuesday night airing of the PBS documentary called "League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis," which detailed the effect of concussions on NFL players and the league’s response to head-related injuries.        

However, that didn’t mean that the longtime Ravens player didn’t have an opinion on it.

“I think it’s very important,” Suggs said. “I think I’m just paranoid. But ... from their standpoint, I think they are looking forward to covering their own [butt] more than anything, more than player safety.”

In the ESPN interview last week, Suggs said that Goodell was overpaid and he suggested that the commissioner favors certain teams.

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