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              New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks off the field after the Patriots lost to the New York Giants 21-17 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
              New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks off the field after the Patriots lost to the New York Giants 21-17 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)   

Tom Brady’s dad ‘would be very hesitant to let him play’ if he knew then what he knows now about concussions

Tom Brady Sr. was not your typical youth sports parent. Although his son Tom was a great baseball player in Little League, his father wouldn’t let him throw a curve, for fear of hurting his arm. And he wouldn’t let him play football until he was 14. (Details on one of those first games here).

Now, with all we’ve learned recently about the effects of concussions in the NFL, Tom Sr. can’t say with certainty that he would have let his son play football at all, knowing what we know today. Mike Silver of Yahoo Sports with a great interview with Brady Sr.

Full story: Tom Brady’s dad ‘would be very hesitant to let him play’ if he knew then what they know now about concussions