I couldn’t really believe what I was hearing on Saturday’s Radiolab segment on football, in which a woman gushed about the tackle football program for four-year-olds, even though her father — a former NFL player — is one of several in her family showing the effects of brain damage from their football days.
“Make ’em eat dirt,” the coaches insisted.
And her four year old did, to his everlasting regret. He quit the sport.
What happens to those who don’t quit? Sometimes they become these guys.
It happened under the Friday night lights in San Antonio when a pair of John Jay High School players keyed on the ref during the game with Marble Falls.
The two players have been suspended.
Their coach apologized.