The remarks came in response to a question about the injury history of wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who most recently suffered a fractured foot.READ MORE: David Robinson, 53, Arrested For Murder Of Woman Who Died After Falling Down Stairs At Subway Station
“It’s the game of football. Injuries are part of it,” Whaley told WGR. “It’s a violent game that I personally don’t think humans are supposed to play. ”READ MORE: Suspect Charlie Vasquez, 23, Charged In Shooting That Injured 2 NYPD Officers In The Bronx
Whaley’s comments are sure to raise some eyebrows around the league. The NFL, of course, has been under scrutiny for how it handles injuries, namely concussions.
On Monday, a congressional report accused the NFL of trying to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease. According to Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., the league backed out of funding the study over concerns that a researcher was biased.MORE NEWS: New Video Shows Suspected Gunman, Car Used To Flee Scene Of Deadly Bronx Double Shooting
The NFL has denied the allegations.