BUFFALO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley made a stunning comment Tuesday when he told a Buffalo radio station that people should not be playing football.

The remarks came in response to a question about the injury history of wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who most recently suffered a fractured foot.

“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. ”

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.

The NFL has denied the allegations.


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