Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Drew Brees won't be letting sons play football anytime soon


New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has made a fantastic living playing football. But that doesn't mean he is willing to let his three sons follow in his footsteps.

In fact, Brees and his wife have already decided that they won't allow any of their sons to play football before they are teenagers. If they want to pick up pigskin by the time they are teenagers, they will be able to, but until then Mr. and Mrs. Brees don't believe letting them play is worth the risk of injury.

"At a certain age, I think it's appropriate. I think you can be too young to go out there and strap on a helmet," Brees said Wednesday after practice.

"As a parent, you have to know what those risks are, and the protocols that have to take place when things happen. When you get a concussion, you should be out for a certain period of time. You should be taking the baseline test. You go back and take that test again, get cleared by medical professionals before you ever play. For a kid, it should be at least a week or two, if not more."

Brees is not the only professional football player who has taken a stand against his children playing football. Kurt Warner, Ed Reed, and Bart Scott are just a few of the other players who have also taken the similar stance. Heck, even President Obama once questioned whether he would let a son play football.

Via USA TODAY 

1 comment:

  1. It is common knowledge that even Archie Manning did not allow his sons to play football until the 7th grade...in the interim...their only football was in their own backyard playing with their father

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