NFL Quarterback Tom Brady has seen his share of bumps and bruises over the years.  In a recent interview with Yahoo! Sports Tom’s father says that if he had to decide today whether or not to let his son play football the answer would be no.

Tom Brady Sr. said that the information that has been recently released about concussions and brain related football injuries have caused him to rethink his position on his son being a football player.

When asked about allowing Tom to play the game 30 years later his response was “No, not without hesitation. I would be very hesitant to let him play. This head thing is frightening for little kids. There’s the physical part of it and the mental part – it’s becoming very clear there are very serious long-term ramifications.”

Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner has stated that he will not let his own son play football because of the injuries that are related to the sport.  Brady Sr. responded to people who criticized Kurt Warner for his decision by saying those who criticize him about his decision “don’t take their own parenting responsibility very seriously, or they don’t value their children’s health as much as they should.”

Brady also says that Tom Jr. stayed active in sports like baseball, soccer, and basketball until he was allowed to play football at the age of 14.  Both Brady’s thought that Tom Jr. would be heading towards a career in baseball, but overtime football became his dominant sport.

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