NFL Commissioner: I'd 'Absolutely' Let Son Play Football

NFL Commissioner: I'd 'Absolutely' Let Son Play Football

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said if he had a son, he would “absolutely” let him play football.

Appearing on “Face the Nation” on CBS, the network that will also televise the Super Bowl and interview President Barack Obama Sunday afternoon before the game, Goodell acknowledged he, like Obama, had two daughters and understood Obama’s concerns. 

Last weekend, the New Republic released an interview with Obama in which he said, “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.”

Goodell also noted that women playing soccer in college were more than twice as likely as football players to get a concussion, and head injuries need to be studied more, which he said the league would be committed to doing. 

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