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Hall of Famer Lem Barney thinks football won't exist in 10 to 20 years

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07:55 PM ET 06.14 | Former Detroit Lions defensive back Lem Barney had a football career to be proud of, but the Pro Football Hall of Famer says now that he wishes he never played the game. Barney was outspoken about the dangers of the game and said he believes that football will no longer exist in 10 to 20 years during a panel at the Sound Mind Sound Body Camp outside of Detroit on Friday.

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June 14, 2013  08:22 PM ET

I hope I am. I'm pretty sure pro football will be.

June 14, 2013  08:26 PM ET

pretty sure all levels of football will be, can you imagine the millions and billions of people that want to play and or watch football to just stop wanting to

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June 14, 2013  08:43 PM ET
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****. That means there'll be more of an influx of NFL creeps onto the MLB threads. ;P

Hello. Rams creep here!

June 14, 2013  08:51 PM ET
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****. That means there'll be more of an influx of NFL creeps onto the MLB threads. ;P

Skins creep

June 14, 2013  09:02 PM ET

Oh.. what does lem Barney know...

June 14, 2013  09:10 PM ET
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Hello. Rams creep here!

:)

June 14, 2013  09:11 PM ET
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Oh.. what does lem Barney know...

He had multiple concussions.

June 14, 2013  09:12 PM ET
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****. That means there'll be more of an influx of NFL creeps onto the MLB threads. ;P

That would be an upgrade for those threads

June 14, 2013  09:18 PM ET

Football will exist, but no one will be able to afford tickets, no games will be on "free" television or radio, and all 32 teams will play in Europe, Asia and Africa. Thank you, Baddell, you greedy excuse for a human being.

June 14, 2013  09:20 PM ET
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That would be an upgrade for those threads

<rim shot>

June 14, 2013  09:28 PM ET
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That would be an upgrade for those threads

You may be right.

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June 14, 2013  09:42 PM ET

Lem Barney has it all wrong, what he meant was, Pro football hasn't existed in Detroit for 10 to 20 years!!!

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June 14, 2013  09:53 PM ET
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Lem Barney has it all wrong, what he meant was, Pro football hasn't existed in Detroit for 10 to 20 years!!!

Then he would be right.

June 14, 2013  09:54 PM ET

He played real good DB, and when he fielded punts he was one exciting player to watch.

June 14, 2013  09:56 PM ET
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You are not a complete b*.

I hope not!! Hey Dole

 
June 14, 2013  09:59 PM ET

@Dolemite - what's on tap for the evening? Going to Burger King on a hot date? :)

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