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Almost Half of Parents Worry About Kids Playing Football

Almost Half of Parents Worry About Kids Playing Football
Posted Thursday, August 28th 2014 @ 1pm  by Jenn Gidman, Newser Staff

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(NEWSER) – Almost half of parents have concerns about their kids playing football, but according to a new AP-GfK poll, they're not exactly yanking their offspring off the field in the kind of droves that will "kill pro football." 

Some 44% of parents were "not comfortable" letting their child punt and pass the pigskin, but only 5% said they had actually "discouraged" their kids from playing over the last two years, reports the AP. The majority of the 1,044 adults interviewed for the poll said they didn't have a problem with their kids playing most other sports, including baseball, basketball, and soccer—though the New York Times reports that FIFA was sued yesterday by a group of soccer parents and players over its handling of concussions.

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