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.