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New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott says he will do everything he can to stop his son from playing football because of the concussion issue that has engulfed the sport.
In the wake of the recent suicides of former NFL stars Junior Seau and Dave Duerson -- and in a time when thousands of former players are suing the league over claims it did not do enough to prevent the long-term effects of head trauma -- Scott said he does not want his 7-year-old son B.J. to take up football, and would rather see him play baseball.
"I don't want my son to play football," Scott told the New York 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.
"I don't want to have to deal with him getting a concussion and what it would be like later in life."
Scott's comments come less than a week after New England quarterback Tom Brady's father said he would not have let his son play football if he knew of the dangers associated with the game.
NFL great Kurt Warner also said recently that he would prefer his sons not play football, drawing criticism from former Giants receiver Amani Toomer and ex-Steelers running back Merril Hoge.
"He can play baseball. I really don't want him boxing, either, even though he wants to box," Scott added.
"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."
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