With all of the recent discoveries about the dangers of concussions,
"No, not without hesitation," Brady Sr. told Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports. "I would be very hesitant to let him play."
Brady's father was already very cautious with his son, not allowing him to play the sport until he deemed that he was physically developed enough in the seventh grade.
"If he were 14 now, and he really wanted to play, in all likelihood I would let him," he said. "But it would not be an easy decision, at all."
Brady Sr. said that he still worries whenever his son takes the field with the
"That never goes away. The answer is yes, I'm concerned," he said. "[Tom] claims that he's only been dinged once or twice, but I don't know how forthright he's being. He's not gonna tell us, as his parents, anything negative that's going on. I wouldn't be shocked that he would hide that."
His comments come on the heels of former
"Can't make that choice for them if they want to, but there's no question in my mind," he said.
Warner's response irked former
"Everything that he's gotten in his life has come from playing football," Toomer said of Warner. "He works at the
Professional football offers its players affluence and fame, but at what cost? Is the risk of potentially life-threatening
It's a question that parents will have to weigh as more scientific evidence pours in about the sport.
Warner later reconsidered his earlier comments on "Hill and Schlereth" on
"Yeah, I want my kids to play and I want them to be healthy and I'd love them to have a great long career whether that's collegiate, whether that's professional," he said. "I'd love all that. But as a parent I can't avoid the fact that it's a dangerous sport, and it's a violent sport."