Barack Obama Questions Safety of Football, Future of Sport

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Barack Obama is an unabashed fan of the Chicago Bears and football in general.

But the Commander-in-Chief recognizes that changes may need to be made to the sport, considering studies that prove how its violent hits result in a rash of brain injuries and concussions.

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In an interview with The New Republic, the President says changes may need to be made that may make football "a bit less exciting," but which will address the long-term health of its participants.

"And those of us who are fans maybe won't have to examine our consciences quite as much," Obama says, adding he's unsure if he would allow his son to play the sport.

This Q&A appears in the February 11 edition of the publication, with Obama saying he's mostly focused on college football because professionals are well-paid and are part of a union.

"They can make some of these decisions on their own, and most of them are well-compensated for the violence they do to their bodies," Obama said of NFL players. "You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with concussions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on. That's something that I'd like to see the NCAA think about."

What do YOU think? Would you allow your child to play football?


2 things in life that remain certain- This country is in serious need of establishing an economic future and providing a gateway to private sector job growth. The 2nd certainty is this Administration will do everything in its power to distract the public so people will not notice the obvious incompetence that it displays on a regular basis. The media and their refusal to embrace the real issues continues to do everything they can to divert the attention from this avalanche of "GOVERNMENT SELF DISTRUCTION" as they "stick to the Obama God script" each and everyday. They thirst for Gun Control, Pro choice or anti Christian rhetoric- anything to prevent people from noticing the real economic debt that has shit away the children's future. Football? Whats next Badminton? This is the worst case of Brainwashing in modern time. They love Obama as he strips all from any economic stability.


You should worry less about football and more about america and how we could impeach you. Also the high probability that there will be a civil war. Or are you really that retarded? This guy is worse than bush!

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Barack Hussein Obama II

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