Every player understood the risks of playing football, and we did it, and would do it over again!— Hamza Abdullah (@HamzaAbdullah21) October 31, 2013
Abdullah, who admitted to having suicidal thoughts recently, also blamed the NFL for the recent suicides of several former players, tweeting “they're pushing us to it” by long ignoring the effects concussions have on the brain.
We just thought/assumed we would be taken care of after we were done.— Hamza Abdullah (@HamzaAbdullah21) October 31, 2013
November 19th 2007 against the Titans, I knocked myself out of a game, and they said I lost my contact. WTF?!?— Hamza Abdullah (@HamzaAbdullah21) October 31, 2013
In the same vein, Abdullah also attempted to demonstrate the league’s callousness by using the concessions his brother Husain, who has suffered multiple concussions during his career, had to make to continue playing. The Chiefs reportedly signed Husain, 28, to a one-year deal for $715,000 this offseason that contained no guaranteed money and also included an injury waiver. Husain, who has tallied 13 tackles and an interception, was not available for comment Thursday. A spokesperson for the Chiefs also offered no comment.
There's a reason 80% of former players either go broke or get divorced within 5 years of leaving the game.— Hamza Abdullah (@HamzaAbdullah21) October 31, 2013