Bart Scott Sound Off

Always animated, New York's middle linebacker Bart Scott provided a glimpse of his plans for life after football.

LB Bart Scott is never at a loss for words, and he had plenty to say about two entirely different topics last week. Scott told Newsday he lost 10 pounds after a quiet 2011 season in which he seemed to lose a step. And just months after the Jets gave Scott permission to seek a trade, Scott said he has sold the homes he owned outside of New Jersey and is completely committed to the Jets.

"This is my only home now and (this) is where I'm going to live, regardless of football," Scott said. "I'm glad I'm here, I've bought in."

Scott also told the New York Daily News he is so concerned about the issues of concussions in football that he doesn't want his seven-year-old son B.J. to ever play the game.

"I play football so he won't have to," Scott told the newspaper. "With what is going on, I don't know if it's really worth it."

Scott said he's never officially suffered a concussion, but as a linebacker, "I'm sure I probably have some damage." He said he planned to pay very close attention to his medical issues once he retires so that he can be healthy enough to spend time with his family.

"The brain is one thing, but also just healing up, making sure that I'm a healthy human being whatever surgery I have to get to make sure I live a quality life," Scott said. "Make sure that I can really flourish in my mid-years and my later years for my children."


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