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Ryan Leaf Calls Out The NFL Following Vincent Jackson's Death

Quarterback Ryan Leaf #16 of the San Diego Chargers looks dejected during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

18 Oct 1998: Quarterback Ryan Leaf #16 of the San Diego Chargers looks dejected during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 13-10.

Tragic news struck the NFL world on Monday, as former wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found deceased at the Homewood Suites in Brandon.

Jackson, 38, checked into the hotel on January 11 and remained there until he passed away. An investigation has been launched to discover the cause of death.

This is a tough loss for the football community, especially since Jackson was such an outstanding person and player. There were countless tributes yesterday to honor the former Pro Bowl wideout.

Ryan Leaf had a different response to the heartbreaking news, posting an emotional video of him trying to make sense of this loss. In the video that he posted on Twitter, the former No. 2 overall pick called out the NFL for not caring about its former players' health.

"The NFL doesn't f---ing care. They don't care," Leaf said while fighting back tears. "They'll write condolence letters and sh** like that, but if they were invested they'd actually put some money behind the Legends Community. And into the mental health, substance abuse side of it. Once you're bad for the brand, they can give two s**ts."

Leaf also admit to saying he has "survivor's guilt" in this emotional video.

It's unclear what Leaf can personally do to solve this issue, but he's definitely not the first or last player to criticize how the NFL handles its players' long-term health.

Hopefully the NFL can use its resources in the future to help players who are struggling with mental health conditions.