It looks like former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner isn’t the only one that doesn’t want his son to play football. New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott told the New York Daily News that he plays the game so his son won’t have to.
“I don’t want my son to play football,” Scott told the Daily News. “I play football so he won’t have to. With what is going on, I don’t know if it’s really worth it.”
Scott said that he doesn’t want his son to have to deal with concussions.
“I don’t want to have to deal with him getting a concussion and what it would be like later in life,” he said.
“He can play baseball. I really don’t want him boxing, either, even though he wants to box. I won’t let him box. It’s not worth it. The most important thing for me is him being around and me being able to spend a long time with him and I’m sure, at the end of the day, all the things I’m able to buy him from playing football, he’d much rather have me.”
If Scott’s son wants to play football he’ll let him make his own decision and play if he wants to.
“I can’t stop him from doing what he wants to do, but I would advise him and try to push other things in his face that may interest him,” he said. “The more you tell him not to, the more he’s going to do it. I would support it, because he’s my son, but I also would try to push baseball in his face.”
I agree with guys like Scott and Warner. If my son wants to play football though, he’s going to have to at least wait until high school.