(New York, NY) – Legendary former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is calling for kids to not play tackle football until they’re at least 16. On NBC’s “Megyn Kelly TODAY,” Favre said he probably suffered thousands of concussions throughout his life playing football, though he had only three or four that were officially diagnosed.
“As we’relearning about concussions there’s a term we use in football and maybe other sports, that I got `dinged.’ If that’s a concussion,then I’ve had hundreds, probably thousands, throughout my career,which is frightening.”
He was on the program along with fellow NFL great Kurt Warner, former pro baseball player David Ross and retired women’s soccer player Abby Wambach talking about a concussion-treatment drug being tested. All four are investors in the drug maker.