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Bills GM backtracks on football violence

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley acknowledges he used "a poor choice of words" when referring to football being a violent game that he personally didn't think was intended to be played by humans.

Whaley's clarification was issued in a statement the Bills posted on their public relations Twitter account Wednesday. A day earlier, in an interview with Buffalo's WGR Radio, the GM wondered whether football was meant for "humans" when answering a question whether receiver Sammy Watkins was injury prone.

The former college safety now says the point he was attempting to make is that football is a physical game and that injuries are a part of it. Citing NFL rule changes and other safety enhancements, Whaley says football is safer to play than ever before.


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