Student Well-Being

Barry Sanders Says Parents Should ‘Be Aware of the Risks’ of Football

By Bryan Toporek — January 28, 2016 1 min read

In an editorial for USA Today published online Sunday, Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders weighed in on whether he believes parents should allow their children to play football.

In Sanders’ opinion, parents should allow their children to continue playing, but they must “be aware of the risks,” specifically in regard to brain injuries. Though he expressed his belief that rule changes are making football safer than ever, he also warned about the potential long-term ramifications of concussions:

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.