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Collie willing to sign waiver, won't sue NFL

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06:59 AM ET 06.04 | So far, so good for Austin Collie, who says he feels "phenomenal" while rehabbing after knee surgery. But Collie, a 6-foot, 204-pound free agent looking for a team, was asked about that other medical issue that threatens to end his NFL career. ... The former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver has had three of them, and at a time when thousands of players are suing the NFL over head injuries, employing Collie might be considered a liability. Collie, however, dismissively rolled his eyes at the mere suggestion. At 27, he is willing to risk permanent brain injury for one last shot. "I'll sign a waiver, all right?" he said. "They're not going to have to worry about me suing. I'll hold myself to be accountable."

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June 4, 2013  07:14 AM ET

Wait. What? Someone whose taking accountability and holding himself responsible? Doesn't he know that's not what we do in this country?

June 4, 2013  07:22 AM ET

Not very smart if you ask me, especially considering he gets a concussion from falling.

June 4, 2013  07:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Not very smart if you ask me, especially considering he gets a concussion from falling.

Also from eating kettle chips.

June 4, 2013  07:52 AM ET

The interns might want to double-check their headline...

June 4, 2013  07:57 AM ET

Hang 'em up!! Most teams don't want to see guys getting wheeled off the field.

June 4, 2013  08:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Wait. What? Someone whose taking accountability and holding himself responsible? Doesn't he know that's not what we do in this country?

That's down right UnAmerican of him.

June 4, 2013  08:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The interns might want to double-check their headline...

Sadly, they probably did.

June 4, 2013  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Hang 'em up!! Most teams don't want to see guys getting wheeled off the field.

Most guys don't want to spend the rest of their lives on wheels, either. But some don't understand how likely that is.

June 4, 2013  08:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The interns might want to double-check their headline...

Maybe they need to sign a waiver.

June 4, 2013  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The interns might want to double-check their headline...

I bet they didn't read the article.

June 4, 2013  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Maybe they need to sign a waiver.

or an editor

June 4, 2013  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Sadly, they probably did.

Over and over...

June 4, 2013  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I bet they didn't read the article.

Who said they can read???

June 4, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Denver, Baby.... Come to papa

June 4, 2013  08:56 AM ET

The fact that he is willing to sign a waiver shows he already has brain damage.

June 4, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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The fact that he is willing to sign a waiver shows he already has brain damage.

Waivers are a lawyers playground. It would mean nothing regarding a class action lawsuit. He should visit a few ex players with problems, then move on in life.

June 4, 2013  09:17 AM ET

This has to be the worst headline I've ever seen here. He wants to sign a waiver so he can sue the NFL?

June 4, 2013  09:22 AM ET
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Waivers are a lawyers playground. It would mean nothing regarding a class action lawsuit. He should visit a few ex players with problems, then move on in life.

This.

And this is one reason NFL teams are wary of him. Is he also going to sign a contract that says that a team owes him nothing more if he goes out with a concussion or other injury?

Hang 'em up, dude. You gave it your best shot. You can be proud of your career, short as it was.

June 4, 2013  09:38 AM ET

RIP, Deacon Jones.

 
June 4, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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RIP, Deacon Jones.

Yes. A good man from beginning to the end.

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