Found May 08, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

Former NFL linebacker LaVar Arrington gave his opinion of the football’s “concussion crisis” on ESPN’s Outside the Lines and made it clear that he won’t be holding his kids back from playing the sport that he loves.

“To me, it’s sissification, and I think that’s the only way to put it,” Arrington said. “I will not go through my life scared and I don’t want my children to go through life scared. I started playing football when I was 8 years old and I would never not want to give that opportunity to my children.”

I understand where Arrington is coming from, but I really believe there are a lot of current and former players that are in denial about the dangers of playing football. And when you have kids playing it and using their helmet as a weapon and not properly tackling it’s even more dangerous.

(Thanks to for the quotes.)

You can see Arrington’s segment below.


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