Football in Maine – Head Trauma
The time has come to reconsider the value of football to your son’s development. If your child is playing football in Maine, you have to know that Maine has other team sports.
Baseball, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball and a host of other team sports will provide your child with the same team spirit, the same cooperation skills, the same lessons learned that they would learn playing football in Maine. Without the risk.
The death of Junior Seau should tell you something. The damage to the brain of a football player over time is becoming less disputable. Not all football players will kill themselves. Not all football players will have permanent brain damage.
There is no justification for allowing your son to repeatedly receive mild to moderate head trauma over long periods of time.
I love watching football but I also think it’s near child abuse to let your child play. There’s no need for it. My guess is that Junior Seau’s parents would rather have their son back than have a history of their son’s football career. Know the risks and ask yourselves if it’s worth it. To learn more about the real risks of football, call (207) 774-6251.