On Sunday, Chris Broussard of ESPN tweeted that LeBron James told him he doesn’t let his sons play football.
This day in age, a lot of parents don’t want their children playing dangerous sports like football. All of the new research on brain damage and concussions have proven that football really hurts the health of everyone who plays it. LeBron James is continuing that trend. Even though the NBA superstar played football himself in high school, he still does not allow his kids to play.
I was surprised Friday when LeBron told me he doesn’t let his sons play football. Only basketball, baseball & soccer in his house.
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) November 10, 2014
Seeing a high profile athlete like LeBron may sway the decisions of other parents on whether or not to let their kids play football. If more athletes deny their children the option to play football, could we potentially see the decline and maybe even disbandment of the NFL?