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Is Youth Football Too Dangerous?

The Mike Pintek Show
May 01, 2018 - 3:08 pm

Every year new research comes out sharing how dangerous youth football and even professional football is.  If you are a parent in this day and age, would you let your child play even though there are so many serious health risks?

Today on The Mike Pintek Show, Mike played a story from CBS News about a young kid who started out playing football at the age of 9.  A few years later he got injured pretty badly.  Shortly after his injury, his family saw some major changes in his behavior and attitude, which lead him to take his own life.  The boy’s father wants parents to be aware of how dangerous football is and to rethink letting your child play.

Mike Pintek told his listeners, “I don’t have any children, but if I had children I would not let them play youth football.  He went on to say, “I would maybe let my son play after turning 12-years-old, but never before that.”

Knowing everything you know about football and the serious injuries that can come with the sport, would you let your child play?

Listen to The Mike Pintek Show, weekday’s noon-3PM on News Radio 1020 KDKA.