Hines Ward should shut the hell up

[Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Hines] Ward insists he wasnt interested in engaging in “a war of words” with Roethlisberger, wasnt dividing the team and wasnt questioning his manhood. But the more he tried to explain himself the more you wondered what exactly he was trying to say, especially after Ward pointed out that he played through concussions and lived to talk about it.”We needed him out there,” he said of Roethlisberger. “We wanted him. This is a big game.” I understand that, too. But I also understand its only a game. Were talking about someones career here, someone who suffered four concussions since 2006, and, Im sorry, I defer to the experts — not Hines Ward. So does Tomlin, telling Roethlisberger on Saturday that he wasnt playing and that backup Dennis Dixon — a guy who had thrown one pass in his pro career — would take his place.“Its simply this,” Tomlin said. “He passed neurological tests throughout the week that we gave him repeatedly. He had headaches with exertion, which is a symptom of post-concussion deals. It persisted throughout the week. We didnt feel comfortable allowing him to play.”

via Wards outburst only hinders Steelers focus down stretch – NFL – CBSSports.com Football.

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