Poll: 4 out of 10 Americans would discourage kids from playing football

Created: 01/31/2014 7:06 AM WHEC.com

Four out of 10 Americans say they would discourage their children from playing football due to concerns about concussions.

The new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll shows how high-profile cases of pro football players suffering concussions has brought this conversation into the spotlight.

More and more former NFL players are speaking out about the impact that football has had on them later in life suffering illnesses like dementia and chronic brain injuries.

Football is still one of the most popular sports for kids in school. The poll found that 57-percent of moms and dads would still let their kids sign up to play.

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