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Obama Wouldn't Let His Son Play Pro Football

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Obama went on to say that while he wouldn't want his son to play, it was football players own choice to risk their health to play professionally.

"These guys, they know what they’re doing. They know what they’re buying into," he said. "It is no longer a secret. It’s sort of the feeling I have about smokers, you know?"