Football Mom Looks Back

Denise Crosby has seen her share of football and admittedly loved every second her sons were playing; that was before knowing what she knows now.  Crosby has  written an op-ed piece for The Herald-News of the Chicago area;

Now, honestly, I wish the four of them had never donned pads and a helmet. Of course, that’s easy to say now that I no longer have sons playing under those seductive Friday night lights. Or that I’ll never have to tell a little Pop Warner superstar he’s hanging up his cleats and going out for swimming instead.

I’m enough of a football mom to understand why so many ex-athletes say they have no regrets about playing the sport, even those who have to bury their comrades.

Crosby also took time to ask others in the area about concussions and the risk involved for those that play.  One such person was Kurt Becker, Continue reading