Would you forbid your son from playing football? Would you think about it?
He’s 8. His friends are starting to play. He’s athletic and big for his age. There could be a future in it. A college scholarship, maybe. A shot at playing professionally.
That’s a reach, of course. But he’s 8. You never know.
His brother played football through high school. Aside from the standard soreness and a chronic hamstring issue, he was fine. He made a lot of friends, learned a lot of lessons. It was a good experience.
That was pre-Chris Henry.