In recent years, more players and parents are aware of the risks associated with playing football. Many studies have been conducted, and it is obvious that there are serious concussion threats and fatal brain injuries that result from the physical contact involved with football. As a result, many parents are taking action with their kids starting from a young age by not allowing them to football at all. Lebron James is one of those parents.
According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, James who is a father of three, told him that he does not let his kids play football even though James himself was an all-state wide receiver at St. Vincent St. Mary’s. This shows that this is a serious issue, and some parents realize that they don’t want to ruin their children’s lives by allowing them to play football.
Will this eventually lead to the outlaw of football? I don’t think so because there are plenty of parents who don’t care about the risks associated with the sport, and they just want to their children to get a scholarship to play at the collegiate level.
Check out Chris Broussard’s tweet regarding Lebron James:
I was surprised Friday when LeBron told me he doesn’t let his sons play football. Only basketball, baseball & soccer in his house.
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) November 10, 2014