Cam Newton Confirms Ratings Are More Important Than Concussions in Youth Football

attends the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2016 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 14, 2016 in Westwood, California.

Cam Newton Confirms Ratings Are More Important Than Concussions in Youth Football

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Cam Newton Confirms Ratings Are More Important Than Concussions in Youth Football

Cam Newton was profiled in GQ and, yes, it features weird outfits. Newton generally avoided answering any question that required voicing any sort of opinion, but he did share some thoughts on concussions in youth football. The author set Newton up by asking about parents who won’t let their children play football and whether his son Chosen will be allowed to play. Via GQ:

“Of course. Why wouldn’t they let them play football?”

When the interviewer responded with examples of football being dangerous (“Concussions. Brain damage.”) Cam responded with what the NFL must adopt as their new corporate line.

“But they don’t talk about the joy it brings! Super Bowl Sunday trumps every TV rating known to man.”

Well, there you have it. What’s more important than head injuries? Ratings. I don’t know if anyone has ever justified youth football better than Cam Newton did right here. People enjoy watching football. Thus, people should play football because it brings joy to so many other people. And you need football players for people to watch football. That’s why youth football is so important. If little kids are getting concussed today, then there won’t be any reason to gather around the television and eat chicken wings on the first Sunday of February in 2041.

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