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Pain-tolerance talk needs to stop

Comments put all the pressure on injured players to make decisions, and that's wrong

Originally Published: September 27, 2011
By Ross Tucker | ESPN.com

Pain is football. Football is pain. The two go hand in hand. They always have and always will. It is a big part of the game's allure, the fact that these men not only attempt to inflict pain on each other but do so while often enduring tremendous pain themselves.

That's why NFL players are called modern-day gladiators. They often play through the type of injuries that would keep most people away from their desk jobs for a few weeks. But they do so with little fanfare because, well, that ...

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