A former NFL quarterback called Jerry Jones a "billionaire asshole" this week.
Former quarterback Jake Plummer, who retired from the league at 31, spoke with BSN Denver about the NFL's drug problems and refusal to say the sport causes brain damage to players.
Here's Plummer's comment:
“Like Jerry Jones, who says it’s ‘absurd’ that there would be a link between brain trauma, football and CTE,” Plummer adds. “Shame on him for saying that, that billionaire asshole. It’s the worst thing in the world for a guy like that to say. That’s where we’re sitting; grown-ass men are asked to go out there for millions of dollars—which, yeah, it’s a lot of money—bang themselves around and completely fuck their lives over for their 40s and 50s. So yeah, poor football players is what I say. If you’re a grown-ass man, you should be allowed to make grown-ass decisions.”
Jones said back in March that it's "absurd" to think the data currently available shows a link between CTE and football.
You can read Plummer's full interview here.