Although President Obama said he'd have to "think long and hard" about letting a son play football, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he'd have no reservations about letting a son play the game.
Now, neither the president nor the commissioner has a son. They each have two daughters. But with the recent focus on violence and safety in football, the issue has been at the forefront of the national conversation.
“I couldn't be more optimistic about it because the game of football has always evolved,” Goodell said Sunday. “Through the years, through the decades, we've made changes to our game, to make it safer, to make it more exciting, to make it a better game for the players, for the fans, and we have done that in a very calculated fashion.”
When host Bob Schieffer asked if the risk of a head injury would deter Goodell from letting a son play football, he answered with an emphatic "no."