Brett Farve, a man who has been hit a lot throughout his career, is now advocating for banning any form of tackle football until the age of 14.
In an ad campaign released Tuesday, Favre lays out the reasons why not allowing kids to play tackle football until high school will decrease the chance of getting CTE
“Having kids play before high school is just not worth the risk, Favre said in a statement. CTE is a terrible disease, and we need to do everything we can to prevent it for the next generation of football players.”
CTE, a highly publicized brain injury, is a disease that is diagnosed after the person has died and was found in many former NFL players.
In the public service announcement for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, Favre list the symptoms
“I could be fighting depression, struggling to keep my thoughts straight. I could become violent, even towards my own children,” he says.
“When I’m your age, what will matter to me is not my youth football career but that, like you, I’m a great parent and that I can provide for my family.”
Your brain shouldn’t be taking high collision impact at a very young age, I think Flag Football is fine at least until your teens.
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Flip the page to watch the full ad campaign of Brett Farve talking to a younger version of himself about the dangers involved with Football.