“The no it all Rog goodell lied to every player and told us concussions will not effect us in life that a LIE!” Shockey tweeted late Sunday night.
“It would be great to give the health study on NFL players on a commercial during the games!! just want the fans and congress to know! FACT”
Shockey, 31, went on to talk about his own future.
“Science tells me I’ll be dead time in 54yrs old!! What would u do?”
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It’s not clear if Shockey is referring to specific statements by Goodell, who took office in 2006, or the NFL in general.
For years the NFL contended that there was no scientific evidence that concussions affected a player’s long-term health, but the league changed that stance in 2009.
Since then the league has taken steps to improve monitoring of head injuries, including placing certified athletic trainers at all games to monitor players who suffer head injuries and the use of sideline replays on which doctors can review hits before clearing a player to return to action.
Hundreds of former NFL players have sued the league, claiming they were misled about the long-term effects of concussions.