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Gresh & Zo: What Impact Does Playing Football Young Have On Kids?

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Footballs sit in the end zone. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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President Obama weighed in on football and the issue of head injuries in an interview with New Republic.

“I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football. And I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence.”

The President went on to say, “I tend to be more worried about college players than NFL players in the sense that the NFL players have a union, they’re grown men, they can make some of these decisions on their own, and most of them are well-compensated for the violence they do to their bodies.”

Gresh & Zo took time to jump into the concussions debate, and specifically how it is impacting our youth. They each shared their opinion on what they think should be done and how there needs to be advances in player safety going forward.

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