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November 11th, 2013
07:09 PM ET

Anderson: NFLers need to be 'mentally tough'

Former NFL player Jamal Anderson says players need to be tough, but "tough guys don't need to be bad guys" in a debate with Christine Brennan.

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  1. RW

    I think we are all missing the point here. We can't see the forest for the trees – and by trees I mean the BS that has been fed to the American public regarding professional sports for as long as I can remember. The bottom line is that Pro Sports is a BUSINESS. Like any business they have assets and liabilities. An employee who harasses another employee is a LIABILITY! If I made ANY of those comments toward someone I work with, I would be dealt with severely! Why are these "employees" treated any differently? The fact that these men are high profile role models makes this all the more outrageous!

    November 12, 2013 at 11:40 am | Reply
  2. Minnie Mouse

    No they don't. Your talking about football players, that need stamina to be able to hold it together physically for hours at a time. As far as mentally, that goes for everyone lives regardless to what you do in your life on an everyday basis or what job you hold. It's hard for a lot of people to hold it together at times. It's called life!

    Football players are no different from anyone one else, they have feelings and deserve to be treated with respect.

    All football players are adults and anyone who's being a bully should know better and they don't deserve any special treatment if they are being one. They need to be punished just like anyone else, if it is found that this is truly happening.

    November 12, 2013 at 10:39 am | Reply

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