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Roger Goodell Says He Would 'Absolutely' Let Son Play Football
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told CBS's “Face the Nation” on Sunday morning that he would “absolutely” let his own child play football.
Goodell made the comment in response to President Barack Obama, who said last week that if he had a son, he was not sure if he would let him play football over concerns about concussions in the sport.
Goodell answered a question about allowing a son to play football by noting the high rate of concussions in girls soccer.
The commissioner would not confirm that there is a proven connection between football and medical problems with retired players during his interview with Bob Schieffer. Goodell stressed that the league is providing research funds to learn more about the risks and that the NFL will continue in its popularity while it works to make it a safer gamer.
“I couldn't be more optimistic about it because the game of football has always evolved,” Goodell said. “Through the years, through the decades, we've made changes to our game, to make it safer, to make it more exciting, to make it a better game for the players, for the fans, and we have done that in a very calculated fashion.”
Source: Chicago Tribune
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