By Ron Higgins
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Brett Favre wants to end youth tackle football in the United States.
Favre, who sustained countless concussions in his 20-year NFL quarterbacking career, told the London Daily Mail that he wants his grandchildren to pursue golf and music rather than football.
Favre and retired athletes such as former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner and U.S. women's soccer star Abby Wambach are investors and spokespeople for Prevacus, a prescription drug designed to treat the long-term effects of concussions.
The drug is still in its testing phase.
Favre is also supporting a proposed Illinois bill forbidding anyone under 12 from playing tackle football. The Dave Duerson Act to Prevent CTE, named after the former Chicago Bears safety who died by suicide after a lengthy battle with the disease, doesn't have the support to pass. ...
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