HOF12: Checking in with Chris Doleman

Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman (1:31)

Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman (1:31)

CANTON, Ohio -- New Pro Football Hall of Famer Chris Doleman retired from the NFL following the 1999 season.

Doleman joked Friday that he'd still be playing if recently adopted NFL rules scaling back training camps had been in place during his career.

Another Hall of Famer, this one speaking informally earlier in the day, said he thought restrictions on contact and practice time would serve older players at the expense of the game. He suspected that was one reason some of the older players serving as labor leaders supported the restrictions.

I asked Doleman for his feelings on another issue dominating NFL headlines off the field: whether the game puts players at undue risk, and whether children should play the game. The video carries his answers.