Obama's son and football would not necessarily go together, if the president actually had a son, which he does not. Everyone knows the POTUS has two lovely young daughters, but what if he'd had sons instead? According to a Jan. 27, 2013 report by Boston.com, the leader of the free world said he'd think twice about letting any son of his participate in the often dangerous sport.
If he had a son, Obama, a football fan himself, would "have to think long and hard" before letting him play the game.
In an interview in The New Republic dated Jan. 27, 2013, President Barack Obama admitted that he worries about football players and their safety, especially for the young players of college football. He said, "The NFL players have a union, they’re grown men, they can make some of these decisions on their own, and most of them are well-compensated for the violence they do to their bodies." Obama continued. "You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with concussions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on. That’s something that I'd like to see the NCAA think about."
The president and his wife are still young, and it's theoretically possible that they could have another child, a boy, someday. For Obama's son, football might not be an option, but the president isn't the only concerned father who feels that way. Former star quarterback Kurt Warner has come right out and said he doesn't want his son to plays football. Just last year, Warner said the idea of his sons playing football scares him, and he would prefer his boys didn't suit up, reported NFL.com. For more details, see the video at the top of the page.