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Richard Sherman speaks out about treatment of NFL players

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The relationship between NFL players and those in the head office is contentious to say the very least.

With new information about concussions and the impact they have coming out every single year, as well as the huge jumps in rights deals not making its way to the players out on the field on Sundays, it's safe to say there is a fractious relationship.

Well, Richard Sherman came out and cemented that today in a new video talking about how the league uses players up and spits them out.


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In a new video on The Player’s Tribune, the Seattle Seahawks cornerback spoke on camera for four minutes to talk about how the NFL treats its players. It wasn't exactly complimentary.

"We really don't have a reason to trust the NFL, and I don't think they mind either way," Sherman said.

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Sherman went on to add that the league and players will be at odds for the foreseeable future as both sides look to do what is best for them.

"At the end of the day, they're going to do what they have to do to make their money and to make as much money as they can for the owners, and our union's going to protect the interests of the players and the rights of the players and help them make as much money as possible. That's the way it's always going to be."

The Stanford graduate closed off by saying that the league doesn't care about the players who play through pain week in week out.

"But as dedicated as we players are to this game, it’s getting more and more difficult to ignore the fact that we don’t have a league that shows the same kind of dedication when it comes to taking care of the players who are laying their bodies on the line every Sunday."

Maybe a new commissioner would solve some of the problems, but probably not. Hopefully, the two sides can sit down at some point.

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