Bulger: Concussions part of the game

To some, the NFL can't survive if decisions are made to soften the game

Originally Published: May 9, 2012
By Anna McDonald | Special to ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- Former NFL quarterback Marc Bulger remembers his dad telling him he had to try football for one year in high school.

Just one year and he could walk away.

However, that wasn't the case. Just one year turned into a career for Bulger, during which there was never a time when he was unaware of the physical dangers associated with football.

"Always in practice -- high school, college, and [the NFL] -- you see a kid lying there," Bulger said. "So you knew [a concussion] ...

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