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If the NFL is serious about protecting its players, then Kris Dielman is the exact type of guy that should not be allowed to play another down in the NFL.
Dielman suffered a clear concussion in a game earlier this season, but he kept playing.
He suffered a seizure on the team plane and had an ambulance meet him on the ground, where he was then rushed to the hospital.
When asked if Dielman would risk his health (aka his life, in this situation) to come back with the San Diego Chargers and win a title, he said, "Yeah, I think so. If I didn't have a wife and kids, it would probably be an easier decision."
Later in the interview, Dielman was asked if he would take himself out of a game if he felt concussed again.
He responded, "Apparently, I won't do that. I'll play through just about anything, and I played through this one and it got me."
This is the point of view the NFL needs to take a stance against to protect its players from themselves.
Dielman has enjoyed a nine-year career, is a former Pro Bowler and has his millions. It is time to hang it up.