President Obama admits in a soon-to-be released article in the New Republic that it would be a tough decision to let a son play football.
The father of two daughters also said that football will probably become a less violent game in the future out of concern for player safety.
“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,” Obama told the New Republic. “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.”
Obama expressed particular concern for college players, who don’t get paid to play and don’t have the same representation as professional players. . .