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.”