Poll: 40% Would Steer Kids Away From Football

Poll: 40% Would Steer Kids Away From Football
(Undated) -- A new poll released ahead of this year's Super Bowl shows 40-percent of Americans would encourage their kids to play a sport other than football due to the concussion issue. The NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll also found 47-percent of respondents earning more than 75-thousand dollars a year expressed that sentiment about kids and football, compared to 28-percent of those making less than 30-thousand dollars a year. The NFL is currently embroiled in a massive lawsuit brought by retired players over whether the league did enough to prevent concussions or provide care for players with brain injuries.
Suicides by former NFL players like all-pro linebacker Junior Seau in 2012 have put a sharp focus on how violent blows to the head can affect players for the rest of their lives. In November, star quarterback Brett Favre told NBC's "Today" show he's starting to have significant memory lapses.