In the news recently is an undrafted free agent that was signed by the Cleveland Browns, Andrew Sweat. Not because of his prowess on the gridiron, which was decent enough to get a look, rather his career change. Some are surmising that this can be due to concussions or the risk of them.
Sweat had a concussion in college and prior to the mini-camp he had an accident that made the decision easier to pursue a law career;
Then on the morning he was preparing to report to training camp last Friday, Sweat slipped and hit his head in the shower. Not that hard, he said. But hard enough to cause his concussion symptoms to return. So he took the final slip as a sign and decided to end his career as a football player, realizing that he’d been struggling with his decision to give football another chance all along.
“When I fell, it scared me,” Sweat said. “Football is not worth my health. It’s really important to me that I’m able to have a family and a life after football. Football is a great game, but when you have a concussion like that, it’s not worth it.”
It wasn’t just headaches or dizziness that brought major Continue reading