Jerry Jones: No Official Link Between CTE & Football
Jerry Jones opened his big 'ole Texas yapper yesterday at the NFL owners meeting. And just like plenty of times before, nothing useful and intelligent came out of it.
A matter of days after the NFL's senior vice president for health and safety, Jeff Miller, was asked if there is a link between football and neurodegenerative diseases; which he answered, "The answer to that question is certainly yes," Jones decided to give his two cents at this weeks NFL owners meetings.
"We don't have that knowledge and background, and scientifically, so there's no way in the world to say you have a relationship relative to anything here," Jones said. "There's no research. There's no data... We're not disagreeing. We're just basically saying the same thing. We're doing a lot more. It's the kind of thing that you want to work ... to prevent injury."
Then asked if there was a direct link, Jones responded. "No, that's absurd. There's no data that in any way creates a knowledge. There's no way that you could have made a comment that there is an association and some type of assertion."
What do you make of Jerry Jones' statements?