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Jay Cutler Isn't Super Concerned About Concussions

The most controversial subject in sports at the moment is head trauma, an issue only magnified by the recent suicide of former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau. Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler knows all about it. Cutler suffered a concussion on the Bears during the 2010 season, had at least one as a member of the Denver Broncos, and reportedly suffered three in college at Vanderbilt.

On Monday, Cutler talked about the dangers of football. He seems fully aware of the risks and is willing it accept they're a part of the game.

"It's a tough subject, it's a touchy subject, I think you have to be careful what you say and don't say. Some guys are totally on one side of the and other guys are on the other side of the fence," he said. "You know, I signed up to play football. I understand that. I understand you're going to take hits, you're going to get beat up."

"At the end of the day, it's a tough sport. You're going to take shots in the head, and you're going to get concussions from time to time," Cutler said. "But no one made me play football. Not one put a gun to my head and said, 'You have to play football.' It's what I love to do. And I knew the risks and benefits going into it."

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