Former Linebacker Terry Crews: ‘The NFL Is A Cult’

1400711862_terryFormer NFL player and actor Terry Crews is kicking the NFL while it’s down.

On Tuesday, the league was hit with another lawsuit from former players who accused the NFL of providing pain killers and other drugs in order to keep players on the field. Over 600 players have joined the suit, and Crews’ harsh comments certainly won’t help the league as they reel from their latest legal woes.

“There is this thing where the team kind of looks at themselves as your father,” Crews told Sports Illustrated’s SI Now. “And it’s kind of weird, because it’s like ‘You’d do this for the team, right?’

“It’s really like a cult,” Crews continued. “I’m going to say it. The NFL is a cult, because you’ve been looking at this motto and this logo for your whole life, and you believe in it, and you’re like ‘They wouldn’t do anything to hurt me. They never would.’ And, uh oh, maybe they would.”

The lawsuit, which covers a span of 40 years, accuses team doctors and trainers of illegally administering medication without prescriptions and without warning players about potential side effects.

“When you give your life over to something like that and give your total trust into something like that, it will always disappoint you.”

Crews played briefly for the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles before retiring in 1997.

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