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Ed Reed says risk of brain injury won't kill football

Former Ravens safety Ed Reed said he worries about the effect of the concussions he suffered during his football career, but that he'd still play if he had it to do over again.

Reed, who retired from the NFL this past offseason and will be inducted into the Ravens Ring of Honor at halftime of next weekend's game against the St. Louis Rams, was interviewed on "60 Minutes" Sunday night as part of a segment about concussions and their link to degenerative brain disease.

"Now that I know the dangers? Yes, I still would do it again. Why? 'Cause look at me. Look at my family," Reed said. "They're able to eat, they're able to have food and shelter over their head. Would I play football again? Yes."

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When asked earlier in the segment how many concussions he suffered playing football, Reed said: "That I remember? I'd say three or four."

Reed also scoffed at the idea of concussions bringing the game to its knees.

"I don't see football going nowhere. It's evolving," he said. "It's not going anywhere. Shhh, calm down."

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