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Amani Toomer: Kurt Warner is trying to trash the game of football

Amani Toomer

Former New York Giants player Amani Toomer gestures to the crowd during the Ring of Honor ceremony during halftime of an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


We noted today that Kurt Warner said he would prefer that his sons not play football, because the risk of injuries scares him as a father. Those comments don’t sit well with all of Warner’s fellow former players.

Amani Toomer said today on NBC SportsTalk that he takes issue with Warner’s comments, and he believes it’s incumbent on men who have benefitted from the game of football to support the game.

“I’d definitely have my son to play football,” Toomer said. “That’s what the Toomer family does. We all play football. But what this reminds me of is the guy at the basketball court, who once he gets done playing takes the ball and ruins the game for everybody else. I think Kurt Warner needs to keep his opinions to himself when it comes to this. Everything that he’s gotten in his life has come from playing football. He works at the NFL Network right now. For him to try and trash the game, it seems to me that it’s just a little disingenuous to me.”

Here are Toomer’s comments: