Former NFL defender Le’Ron McClain makes desperate Twitter call for help with brain trauma, he says, the result of playing football, added: "I have to get my head checked."
A retired NFL player pleaded on social media for help in dealing with head and brain problems that he said have come to play football.
Le & # 39; Ron McClain, 34, played in the NFL for seven years and went to Twitter to ask the NFL for help in a series of explosive messages.
McClain tweeted: & # 39; Must tell my story about how my head is crazy and how football did it … Please help someone to get this out of the @NFL put paperwork in our faces and that's it. Yes, the program & # 39; s f *** everything I need now I need a plan…. F *** man. They don't get it man.
& # 39; If I am crazy, pissed off, I cry, I am upset, I am a mess !!!! Please man. & # 39;
Le & # 39; Ron McClain, 34, played in the NFL for seven years and went to Twitter to ask the NFL for help
He asked for help in dealing with head and brain problems that he said were going to play football
He added: & # 39; I have to have my head checked. Play fullback since high school. It costs too much to do something. My brain is very tired …. @NFL I need some help with this s ****. Dark times and showing them. f ***** g please help me !! They don't care if I had to get a lawyer! & # 39;
Since his retirement, players have settled a class action lawsuit with the NFL to provide support to ex-players who have to deal with head injuries caused by football.
As part of the settlement, the NFL offered claimants up to $ 5 million for former players who had to deal with football injuries.
They recognized a link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and have taken initiatives to improve safety and prevent and treat head injuries.
In a series of emotional tweets, McClain said that he & # 39; tired & # 39; and that it costs too much to do something & # 39;
McClain said it might have been easier for him to get help if he played quarterback
But McClain said he didn't get the treatment he needs and that he might have been able to get help more easily when he played quarterback.
Four hours later he said: “God be with me. I have this, I have this. & # 39;
It came the same day that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck retired from the NFL after being plagued by a series of injuries.
Reports show the number of retired NFL players who have repeatedly hit their heads throughout their careers and have developed memory and cognitive problems such as Alzheimer's, dementia, depression and CTE.
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