Count New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott among those who doesn't want his son following in his footsteps by playing football.
“I don’t want my son to play football,” Scott told the New York Daily News. “I play football so he won’t have to. With what is going on, I don’t know if it’s really worth it.”
Scott, of course, is concerned about the safety of the game as it is related to concussions and the overall violence of professional football. He said he doesn't want his son boxing either.
“I don’t want to have to deal with him getting a concussion and what it would be like later in life,” Scott said. “He can play baseball. I really don’t want him boxing, either, even though he wants to box. I won’t let him box. It’s not worth it. The most important thing for me is him being around and me being able to spend a long time with him and I’m sure, at the end of the day, all the things I'm able to buy him from playing football, he’d much rather have me.”
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com