I'm just curious why the felt the need to say he was done with football forever. It would have been pretty easy to just not say anything, or say he was dealing with lingering issues, or whatever. It's odd to say he's "retired". However, from reading the statement I think it's clearly not "sweeping it under the rug." It sounded like a collaborative effort. If the kid didn't want it made public he was dealing with mental health issues Iowa should oblige that request.