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Brett Favre Says Kids Under 14 Shouldn't Play Tackle Football

Brett Favre personifies toughness. The NFL’s all-time Ironman holds the consecutive start streak of 297 games. There may be no one tougher who has ever put on a uniform.

Now, Favre is warning parents about the dangers of youth football.

In a brand new public service announcement, Favre urged parents to keep their children under 14 away from tackle football. He insisted it would dramatically reduce the risk of being diagnosed with CTE.

“Having kids play before high school is just not worth the risk.” Favre released in a statement. “CTE is a terrible disease and we need to do everything we can to prevent it for the next generation of football players.”

Here is the sobering PSA:

Brett is also partnering with the Concussion Legacy Foundation to “Support athletes, veterans, and all affected by concussions and CTE; achieve smarter sports and safer athletes through education and innovation; and to end CTE through prevention and research.”

This is a great thing for football. Anytime someone who is known for toughness speaks up for safety it gives the push for that safety so much credibility. Good for Favre.

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