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Old 10-10-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Drew Brees won't be letting sons play football anytime soon

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has made a fantastic living playing football. But that doesn't mean he is willing to let his three sons follow in his footsteps.

In fact, Brees and his wife have already decided that they won't allow any of their sons to play football before they are teenagers. If they want to pick up pigskin by the time they are teenagers, they will be able to, but until then Mr. and Mrs. Brees don't believe letting them play is worth the risk of injury.

"At a certain age, I think it's appropriate. I think you can be too young to go out there and strap on a helmet," Brees said Wednesday after practice.

"As a parent, you have to know what those risks are, and the protocols that have to take place when things happen. When you get a concussion, you should be out for a certain period of time. You should be taking the baseline test. You go back and take that test again, get cleared by medical professionals before you ever play. For a kid, it should be at least a week or two, if not more."

Brees is not the only professional football player who has taken a stand against his children playing football. Kurt Warner, Ed Reed, and Bart Scott are just a few of the other players who have also taken the similar stance. Heck, even President Obama once questioned whether he would let a son play football.

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Old 10-11-2013, 09:45 PM   #2
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Re: Drew Brees won't be letting sons play football anytime soon

I wouldn't let them touch the field except as a general manager.
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Old 10-11-2013, 10:19 PM   #3
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Re: Drew Brees won't be letting sons play football anytime soon

So what? The Mannings didn't let any of their sons play until they were in their teens either.
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By the then Brees will be our head coach and recruiting them to play for us.
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They can play Flag football.
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Re: Drew Brees won't be letting sons play football anytime soon

no disrespect to Drew and his wife...

Explain the little tyke in the helmet clutching the football in the Wrangler Commercial.

Maybe Drew needs to understand that boys copy Dad and they will play FB.
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Re: Drew Brees won't be letting sons play football anytime soon

I was playing tackle at the age of 7. Never had or saw a serious injury in peewee football. However, I don't see anything wrong with making his kids wait. They'll be hungry for it.
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Heck, even President Obama once questioned whether he would let a son play football.
Guess he knew that the Government would be shutdown and no one would be allowed to get government-managed healthcare for a concussion except for illegal immigrants...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has made a fantastic living playing football. But that doesn't mean he is willing to let his three sons follow in his footsteps.

In fact, Brees and his wife have already decided that they won't allow any of their sons to play football before they are teenagers. If they want to pick up pigskin by the time they are teenagers, they will be able to, but until then Mr. and Mrs. Brees don't believe letting them play is worth the risk of injury.

"At a certain age, I think it's appropriate. I think you can be too young to go out there and strap on a helmet," Brees said Wednesday after practice.

"As a parent, you have to know what those risks are, and the protocols that have to take place when things happen. When you get a concussion, you should be out for a certain period of time. You should be taking the baseline test. You go back and take that test again, get cleared by medical professionals before you ever play. For a kid, it should be at least a week or two, if not more."

Brees is not the only professional football player who has taken a stand against his children playing football. Kurt Warner, Ed Reed, and Bart Scott are just a few of the other players who have also taken the similar stance. Heck, even President Obama once questioned whether he would let a son play football.

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Who can blame Brees? Brees was mostly a tennis player until high school. I don't think Jimmy Graham played football until he was 20 and we see how that turned out
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