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PostSubject: Priest Holmes: Concussions changed color of sky   Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:28 pm

Priest Holmes: Some concussions ‘changed the color of the sky’

By Doug Farrar|Yahoo! Shutdown Corner

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Former All-Pro running back Priest Holmes isn't one of the more than 2,000 ex-NFL players involved in lawsuits against the NFL for various concussion protocol and effects, but he's got some interesting things to say about what concussions do to a player on the field. When he recently spoke to FoxSports.com, Holmes recalled that violent head hits can do a lot more than just give one a case of the "buzzies." In some instances, the concussed can feel very much like he's on another planet. The sky itself can change to colors the sky shouldn't be at a particular time.

"This color obviously isn't going to be blue. It can be a color that can be orange. It can be red. The sky could turn green," Holmes told Chris Corbellini. "There's even an episode where you see a clear light, like light at the end of the tunnel."
That wasn't the only effect of those hits. Holmes, who played for the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs from 1997 through 2005 (with a brief attempt at a comeback in 2007) and led the NFL in rushing with 1,555 yards in 2001, said that he feels many of the complaints shared by his former colleagues.

"As much as I loved it [football], that same love now has put me in situations that I have to live with," he said."The frontal headaches, the migraines. Laying in bed, it's tough to get out mornings just because of the pain that is setting in with an arthritic condition, it's things like that that you never would have really thought about."

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PostSubject: Re: Priest Holmes: Concussions changed color of sky   Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:31 pm

In my opinion, you're getting paid fully knowing the risks of the game. Some of these guy's are dying on the field from the injuries they suffer, but you know what, they died doing what they loved to do. I play football because I love the game, and if I we're to die, or be seriously injured, i'd accept it.

However, ex football players will continue to sue the NFL, and before long, the NFL will have to adapt to flag football to prevent themselves from going broke.

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PostSubject: Re: Priest Holmes: Concussions changed color of sky   Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:10 pm

ive seen the sky change color......

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PostSubject: Re: Priest Holmes: Concussions changed color of sky   Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:22 pm

@vasteeler wrote:
ive seen the sky change color......


Druggie.

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PostSubject: Re: Priest Holmes: Concussions changed color of sky   Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:28 pm

@vasteeler wrote:
ive seen the sky change color......


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