Jim Irsay on concussions: 'There is so much we don't know'

Colts owner Jim Irsay (January 2016 file photo)
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Jim Irsay is getting attention for comparing the alleged brain injuries caused by impacts while playing football to the side effects of medicine like aspirin.

Irsay said in an interview the NFL wants to make football safe without turning it into a pillow fight. As for the effects of football and risk of brain injuries for players, he made this comparison:

"You take an aspirin, I take an aspirin; it might give you extreme side effects of illness and your body may reject it where I would be fine. So there is so much we don't know."

Recently, the NFL clarified its message on brain injuries, saying that while there appears to be some sort of link, more studies and information are still needed.

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