Thursday, December 19, 2013
Gary Larsen, the seventh interview from Deadspin's Would You Do It Again? series
"There's a lot of guys that played, you know, the time I played, that have had a lot of serious problems, that have committed suicide or are in homes. You know, they don't know if they're on foot or horseback. They've lost it all."
I have been talking (including twice this morning) and will be talking (including this afternoon and twice more tomorrow) with some of the more than 4500 former NFL players who have filed suit against the League over concussions and other head injuries.
today, one of the Minnesota Vikings' original Purple People Eaters, two-time Pro Bowler, and veteran of 149 regular-season NFL games, Gary Larsen.
my thanks to Deadspin for the opportunity, and to all the former players who have shared their thoughts and time.