Tuesday morning, Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley made some audacious comments about the game of football. Despite the fact the does manage a team, he admitted that football was a dangerous sport and claimed that it was not one that people were made to play.
“This is the game of football,” Whaley said. “Injuries are part of it. It’s a violent game that I personally don’t think humans are supposed to play.”
The comment stemmed from his response to a bigger question about Bills’ star receiver Sammy Watkins’ proneness to injury.
“I wouldn’t say (he is injury-prone). If you look at his game log, he’s only missed three games. So is he injury-prone? I wouldn’t say that. Are things going to come up with a guy like this? We hope that gets limited in the future,” Whaley claimed moments before he made the controversial comment.
Wednesday morning, the team’s public relations department tweeted this statement from the GM:
It seems that Whaley has had some second thoughts about his words, as Bills fans would certainly hope.
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