Steelers coach Mike Tomlin speaks to the media during his final weekly press conference of the season at the Steelers South Side training facility.
Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle El says he has regrets about playing football and has physical ailments and suffers from memory loss.
Antwaan Randle El loses ball while being hit during a punt return against the Houston Texans in 2002.
Antwaan Randle El throws a touchdown pass in Super Bowl XL.
Peter Diana / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Antwaan Randle El jumps for joy and into the arms of Jerome Bettis at Texas Stadium in 2004.
By Andrew Goldstein / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin today declined to offer any thoughts about a recent Post-Gazette report that former Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle El regrets playing football because of the detrimental effects it has had on his health.
“I’m not going to comment on something that I’m unaware of where I’m getting reports from you,” Tomlin told reporters.
Tomlin, however, did say that “we do what’s appropriate and then some regarding what our guys need to do to care for themselves, formally and informally.”
Tomlin on Antwaan Randle El's regrets
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin won't comment on Antwaan Randle El's regrets. (Video by Andrew Rush; 1/20/2016)
The Post-Gazette reported 36-year-old Randle El as saying that he would not have played football if given a second chance at life because of the physical toll that the sport took on his body.
Randle El, who played two stints with the Steelers and might best be known for his touchdown pass in Super Bowl XL, said that he has trouble walking down stairs and suffers from memory loss.
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