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NFL becoming 'Russian roulette'

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ET: Brady Sr., who Authentic Russell Wilson Jersey is vacationing in Prague, spoke to USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pedulla on Tuesday to expound on his remarks about concussions and their impact on kids who play football.

"I subscribe to kids playing football, but I don't really subscribe to them playing until they are developed. That usually doesn't happen until 14 years of age," said Brady Sr., who didn't allow Tom Brady Russell Wilson Jersey to begin playing football until he was 14 when his son expressed interest in the game.

To Brady Richard Sherman Women JerseySr.'s knowledge, his son has suffered one concussion, and he has "miniscule worries at this time" regarding the future for the 12 Authentic Patrick Kerney Jersey year NFL veteran.

"What we've seen, frankly, is that guys on the defensive side of the ball have had the most serious impact," said Brady Sr. "There seems to be some cause and Authentic Richard Sherman Jersey effect there. I don't know that I've seen it on the offensive side."New England Patriots QB Tom Brady told Sports Illustrated's Peter Kinglast week, "I love Authentic Kam Chancellor Jerseythe game. I'm going to play until they tell me they don't want me anymore."

Coming from a player soon to turn 35, it was a definitive statement about his future NFL plans at a time when Jimmy Graham Women Jersey concussions have cast a pall over players' long term viability in the league.

But as it turns out, Brady may have never had the chance Jimmy Graham Jersey to express such a sentiment had he been born 15 or 20 years later. Hundreds of former players are suing the league for allegedly Authentic Jimmy Graham Jerseybeing kept in the dark about head injuries while prominent retirees like Junior Seau and Dave Duerson ended their lives in episodes that have been speculatively linked to years of head trauma.

"This head thing is frightening for little kids. There's the physical part of it and the mental part it's becoming very clear there are very serious long term ramifications," Russell Wilson Women Jerseysaid Brady Sr., who wouldn't let his son play Kam Chancellor Jersey football until he was 14 and had hoped baseball would be his sport of choice.

He also defended former NFL QB Kurt Warner, who's recently expressed misgivings about allowing his kids to play Doug Baldwin Jersey football.

"I think Kurt Warner is 100% correct," said Brady Sr. "He's there to protect his children, and these other people who are weighing in are not addressing Kam Chancellor Women Jerseythe issue of whether it's safe or not for kids. All this stuff about, Authentic Doug Baldwin Jersey 'He made his fame and fortune off of football,' that's true but we didn't know then what we know now. Apparently, they don't take their own parenting responsibility very seriously, or they don't value their children's health as much as they should."

And Brady Sr. remains worried for his son, a two time league and Super Bowl MVP and Patrick Kerney Jersey one of the faces of the NFL.

"Absolutely," Brady Sr. said. "That never goes away. The answer is yes, Patrick Kerney Seahawks Jersey I'm concerned. He claims that he's only been dinged once or twice, but I don't know how forthright he's being. He's not gonna tell us, as his parents, anything negative that's going on. I wouldn't be shocked that he would hide that.

"There are distinct personality changes that go along with head trauma. In the old days, it was conjecture. I don't think it's conjecture anymore. And it's Russian roulette. Different people respond differently. Maybe one person avoids it, but not everyone."USA TODAY Richard Sherman Jersey is now using Facebook Comments on our stories and blog posts to provide an enhanced user experience. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then "Add" your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find out more, read the FAQ and Conversation Guidelines.

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Team of two seeks glory

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DYNAMIC DUO: Handler Sarah McDowell commands her two year old border collie Caliglory over a jump in an agility course she created in her back paddock. Ms McDowell and Caliglory will travel to Brisbane later this month to compete in the ANKC National Agility Trial.

TRAINING: Ms McDowell works with Authentic Andre Johnson Jersey Caliglory in a 20 minute training session the duo completes each day.

TEAM OF TWO: Handler Sarah McDowell trains with her two year old border collie. The team of two will travel to Brisbane, Queensland, later this month to compete in a national contest.

JUMPS, Johnathan Joseph Jersey tunnels, sea saws, weaves and tyres are just some of the obstacles that will stand in the way of dog handler Sarah McDowell and her two year old border collie Caliglory's bid for first place in an Australia wide contest.

The team of two will travel to Brisbane to compete in the ANKC National Agility Trial on Andre Johnson Womens Jersey June 25.

Handlers and dogs will arrive from all over Australia and New Zealand to compete in the national

Ms McDowell said agility was a popular canine sport involving handlers directing dogs through a variety of obstacles.

"Agility courses are set up to ensure that dogs could not complete them without assistance from a handler," Ms McDowel said

"During competitive agility events, handlers must Jadeveon Clowney Womens Jersey direct their dog as quickly and accurately as they can and the dog must rely on the verbal instructions and body cues.

"At nationals, the course will be both agility and jumping based."

In the lead up to the competition, Ms McDowell had trained with Caliglory for a minimum of 20 minutes per day.

"I Authentic Jadeveon Clowney Jersey am a member of the Blue Lake Dog Obedience Club, however most of my training is done on my equipment at home," she said.

"A few members train at our properties together on weekends when we are Authentic Johnathan Joseph Jersey not away competing.

"Every course we run is different and all with complex handling."

Ms McDowell immigrated to Australia from the United Kingdom more than three years ago to Johnathan Joseph Womens Jersey take up a physical education position at Tenison Woods College.

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Ms McDowell competed with her previous border Authentic J.J. Watt Jersey collie in working dog trials in the United Kingdom, a sport that was based on police dog work, and included tracking, sending the dog around a paddock to set places, searching for scented articles and obedience.

"They did not have working dog trials in Mount Gambier, so Brian Cushing Womens Jersey I took up the sport of agility," she said.

"Caliglory was my first dog from Australia, she started Authentic Brian Cushing Jersey her foundation training at eight weeks old and I taught herbasic commands and confidence on puppy equipment.

"We both fell in love with the competition of agility, but I still have my previous border collie that is now retired."

Ms McDowell's cousin continues to compete in agility contests in J.J. Watt Womens Jersey the United Kingdom.

"Since moving to Australia, I now wish I utilised the knowledge of my cousin Kerry Abbott who has made the Crufts team in the past and trains with one of the top handlers Dave Munnings," she said.

Crufts is one of the largest dog events in the Brian Cushing Jersey world.

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