In an interview with The New Republic magazine, President Obama voiced concerns about safety in football (especially at the college level).
"I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence," Obama told The New Republic. "In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won't have to examine our consciences quite as much."
Obama says that since the NFL players are grown men, he worries less about them since they are compensated more for their job and they can make more decisions for themselves. In his opinion, the NCAA should think about how college players go through the same things that NFL players do, yet they have nothing to fall back on.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello responded: "We have no higher priority than player health and safety at all levels of the game."
In my opinion, you shouldn't change things that are already great. Football is one of those things.
|President Obama with the Super Bowl Trophy (AP Photo)|