Barack Obama Has Spoken On The NFL Concussion Situation

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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Concussions and the NFL is a huge topic of conversation for fans, writers and even many people not that interested in the fate of the teams playing in the league.


In an interview with The New Yorker at the weekend, Barack Obama was asked for his opinion on the situation and replied by saying that he would not allow his son to play pro football.

From The New Yorker:

“I would not let my son play pro football,” he conceded. “But, I mean, you wrote a lot about boxing, right? We’re sort of in the same realm.”

The Miami defense was taking on a Keystone Kops quality, and Obama, who had lost hope on a Bears contest, was starting to lose interest in the Dolphins. “At this point, there’s a little bit of caveat emptor,” he went on. “These guys, they know what they’re doing. They know what they’re buying into. It is no longer a secret. It’s sort of the feeling I have about smokers, you know?”

That's a stance that many Irish parents may start taking soon when it comes to rugby. Paul O'Connell's account of a concussion which he suffered during his Ireland debut back in 2002 would certainly make you think when it comes to allowing young people play collision sports.

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