Some Parents say Football is too dangerous

More and more parents are calling for a ban on tackle football for kids under 14. For decades, kids as young as eight have been taking shots to the head, but now there's a call for more pee wee flag football.

SportsTalk 790's Greg Koch played football from age eight and played division one college football at Arkansas and more than ten years in the NFL, mostly with the Packers.

"But now I got chronic back problems and I've just been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease; do I attribute that to football? Yes."

But Koch says he'd probably do it all over again. He's not against limiting tackling for kids under twelve because he doubts that would ruin the next Ronnie Lott.

"I have a feeling that Ronnie Lott would have been the same player one way or another."

Koch is a father and he doesn't want his kids to miss out on all of the benefits of football.

"Would I do it all over again? Probably, because I enjoyed it and it taught me so much how to be a success in other areas of life; it taught me how to graduate at the top of my class in law school, it taught me that you don't have to be the best, you can outwork your opponent. There's so many things that football teaches you."

Koch understands the push to limit shots to the head for pee wee players. But he doesn't want it to be government ordered.

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