Obama, The Left and the National Football League

"I'm a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I'd have to think long and hard before I let him play football," President Obama said in an interview with the New Republic. "In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won't have to examine our consciences quite as much." "I tend to be more worried about college players than NFL players in the sense that the NFL players have a union, they're grown men, 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," he said. "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." One, how is this any business of the President of the United States? Two, incautious commentary is never what...(Read Full Article)

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