Brady: Concussions 'part of life' with contact sports


Brady: Concussions 'part of life' with contact sports

In the process of promoting Simmons' new mattress, Beautyrest Black, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was asked about the topic of concussions in the NFL. 

"It’s a very important topic," Brady told "If you are going to put yourself kind of in the line of fire, so to speak, you better educate yourself."

While Brady's obviously not immune to the types of head shots that have been scrutinized more closely in recent years, he's done well to avoid some of the bigger hits that have had long-lasting effects on some other quarterbacks. Whether that's because of good fortune or because he's conscious of protecting himself when he's in harm's way, he's done enough to make himself one of the best at his position even as he prepares to enter into 2016 season as a 39-year-old. 

"I think there’s been more awareness from the general media on what CTE is, how it affects you, the long-term ramifications of it," Brady said. "I think, as an athlete, you have to take all those things into consideration and try to be as proactive as you can. Gain information, then go through the proper protocols if you do get a concussion."

Brady treaded carefully when he acknowledged that football isn't the only sport where concussions are an ongoing issue. 

"It’s just part of life, you know, not only football, but contact sports," he said. "It’s part of people walking down the street. You run, you fall, you hit your head. There’s a lot of sports that are involved, but I think it’s good there’s more awareness than there’s been in the past. Women’s soccer and cycling, water polo, there’s a lot of sports."

Duron Harmon issues apology after his arrest

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Duron Harmon issues apology after his arrest

According to The Costa Rica Star, airport police at Juan Santamaria International Airport found two ounces of marijuana inside an iced-tea can alongside several different types of THC based paraphernalia within Duron Harmon's suitcase.

Tonight he issued an apology to the Kraft family, Patriots, and his own family.

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Harmon traveled into the country from Fort Lauderdale and was sent back after being briefly detained.

The Patriots organization acknowledged the arrest, β€œWe are aware of the situation involving Duron Harmon Friday night in Costa Rica,” a Patriots spokesman said in a statement to multiple media outlets. β€œHe has since returned to the U.S., and we are seeking to gain more information. At this time, we have no further update.”


Shaq carries Gronk at Miami dance-off

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Shaq carries Gronk at Miami dance-off

Remember when Brandin Cooks rode Rob Gronkowski around like a horse to celebrate a Patriots touchdown back in November?

Well, Gronk doing Gronk things in Miami managed to find about the only person he could ride. 

Shaquille O'Neal, at 7-foot-1, gave 6-7 Gronk a ride on his shoulders as they celebrated the debut of "Shaq's Fun House" as part of the three-day Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

So, who won the dance-off?

Shaq vs @gronk dance battle you tell me who won

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