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Obama would not let his son play football

Obama would not let his son play football

POSTED: Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 4:57pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 1:53pm

President Barack Obama says if he had a son, he wouldn't let him play pro football.

With an ever-growing amount of evidence linking the brutal sport with serious head and brain trauma, the President, who has two daughters, told New Yorker editor David Remnick he would bar his son from playing the sport.

"I would not let my son play pro football," Obama reportedly said.

In the wide-ranging interview, covering a range of subjects about his presidency -- from the controversy over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of metadata from American citizens, to the potential legalization of marijuana -- Obama said the athletes who play pro football know the risk of injury is part of the bargain. But it's a risk he would not take with his son's future.

"There's a little bit of caveat emptor," Obama told Remnick. "These guys, they know what they're doing. They know what they're buying into. It is no longer a secret. It's sort of the feeling I have about smokers, you know?" he added.

Obama is an avid sports fan and self-professed "SportsCenter" addict who roots for the Chicago Bears. But he said football has entered the same "realm" as boxing, another sports plagued by seeing its stars suffer through the afterlife of their careers beset by crippling injuries related to the punishment they took in the ring.

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Obummer and his imaginary son yet again? Hey Pete, that's the same thing I posted about you a few weeks ago about your posts, always negative. Ha Ha Ha, I see you are still at it. You are always professing to be a Christian yet you wish harm & put down others that do not share your views, not practicing what you preach are you? Have a lovely day and may the Lord help and comfort you.

Hope for an impediment so suz can't post every negative response to every single issue...what an exemplary example of East Texas rabble, able to find the worst in absolutely everything! Pray fess up to what you've done in your lifetime that goes against the grain of civility, every illegal thing you're not proud of...or, tell us all what a saint you've been, every opportunity you've taken to volunteer for others, every pure Christian kind thought you've offered up...none? Not surprised!!

Zzzzzzzz.... huh what? Obama wouldn't let his hypothetical son play football?

Guess it would ok though for him to snort coke, just like his dad huh?

Hope for change in 2014. Good opportunity to take back the Senate AND impeach Obama.

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