Bart Scott: “I Don’t Want My Son to Play Football”

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Sep 11, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) is sacked by New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott (57) during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

With the Dave Duerson and Junior Seau suicides, many current players are weighing in on the concussion situation, and whether or not they would like their kids to play football. Bart Scott did recently, and did so directly.  Here is what he told the Daily News in NY:

“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 considers himself a lucky man, to be able to fulfill his dreams as a football player.  If it has been so good to him, why not his son?

“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.”

He knows that as a parent, he is not going to be able to stop his child from doing whatever it is he wants to do, but Bart knows he is going to “…push other things in his face that may interest him.”

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