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Message Subject President Obama: ‘If I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football.’
Poster Handle Chi-TownMark
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So now the Prez will influence the NFL??

I'm a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I'd have to think long and hard before I let him play football. And I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence. In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won't have to examine our consciences quite as much.

I tend to be more worried about college players than NFL players in the sense that the NFL players have a union, they're grown men, they can make some of these decisions on their own, and most of them are well-compensated for the violence they do to their bodies. You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with concussions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on. That's something that I'd like to see the NCAA think about.

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 Quoting: Nostril Domus



I have to agree with Obama on this one. Let's start off with the strictest drug testing possible so we don't give anyone an advantage when trying to kill each other. Drug testing should be off season as well, starting in high school. Obviously anyone who disagrees with Obama on this one doesn't have a son. Anyone who has a son and half a brain knows exactly what your putting them into and how competitive these programs are getting at an extremely young age.
 
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