Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre said for a second time that he would not let his son play football if he had one.
Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre has stayed out of the spotlight for the most part since walking away from the game for good in 2011, but he has made his voice heard again in wake of the brewing controversy on concussions in the NFL.
The future Hall of Fame quarterback does not have a son, but he made it clear that he would not let him play football if he had one. “It’s a violent sport, and for two reasons I don’t know if I’d let him play,” Favre said to WDAM in Mississippi. The pressures to, you know, live up to what your dad had done, but most importantly the damage that is done by playing. I don’t know if I would let him play.”
The 44-year-old had already said before that he would be “leery” of his son playing football.
Favre has endured serious post-game effects of his own, including memory loss. He played for 20 seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Green Bay Packers. He played his final three seasons with the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings. He took 525 sacks throughout his career.