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Shaun O'Hara calls Obama's football comments 'irresponsible'

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05:37 PM ET 01.30 | Former New York Giants center Shaun O'Hara took offense to comments that President Barack Obama made earlier this week. The Commander-in-Chief said the if he had a son, he would not let him play football due to the inherent injury risk. O'Hara, now an NFL Network analyst, called the comments "irresponsible" before defending the game itself.

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/1/30/3933916/nfl-injuries-concussions-barack-obama-shaun-ohara

New York Giants center Shaun O'Hara, Chris Faytok/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports New York Giants center Shaun O'Hara, Chris Faytok/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports
January 30, 2013  05:43 PM ET

Do what I do I just mute the ----- because I do care what he has to say because he wrong on all counts.

January 30, 2013  06:08 PM ET

Everyone's titled to an opinion. You don't have to agree with it, but IMHO.... it's hardly "irresponsible" .

January 30, 2013  06:47 PM ET

Hey, Shaun, fold it into five corners and stick it in your fat ....

January 30, 2013  06:50 PM ET

Shaun is a pure biiatch.....crying about what Obama said about his hypothetical son is pretty fugazy

January 30, 2013  06:51 PM ET

But he was OK with them them living in Chicago?

January 30, 2013  07:08 PM ET

I agree with a former NY Giant. That in itself is enough to make me hate them both.

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January 30, 2013  07:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Zackly.Obama is an idiot and everyone knows that if he had a son that the boy would be taking ballet lessons with "Uncle Rahm" and learning about the beauty of hanging out at the bath houses.

I agree with your message.

January 30, 2013  08:15 PM ET

Looks like the Prez has a girls basketball player in his family.

January 30, 2013  09:24 PM ET

Obama did NOT say he would not let his son play. He said he would have to "think long and hard before he allowed him to play". That being said, I played football through four years of Division 1 College football. I have had nine major joint surgeries. I let my two sons play football as young men but was very happy when they quit. One of them is a marine and the other a business man and high school basketball coach. Neither one takes ballet. My point here is you don't need to inflict long term damage to your body just to prove you're tough.

January 30, 2013  09:42 PM ET

Well I think our President is entitled to his Opinon, I didn't allow my sons to play Football, but my Little guy was one of the best Soccer players in his League and walked in the House with a Football Shirt and said I'm the kicker that's all I do, we all shook our heads and smiled and said oh shucks!!!

January 31, 2013  10:59 AM ET

Not like he has anything else to do these days!

January 31, 2013  01:08 PM ET

Obama believes there is a risk of injury from football and some of you here think he's an idiot? Sounds like John Boehner. Another racist.

January 31, 2013  01:14 PM ET

Also interesting to note the absolute hypocrisy and idiocy of O'hara's statement considering his football career was ended due to.........INJURY! So is O'Hara moving on to Fox News or what?

January 31, 2013  10:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Zackly.Obama is an idiot and everyone knows that if he had a son that the boy would be taking ballet lessons with "Uncle Rahm" and learning about the beauty of hanging out at the bath houses.

I think you're confusing Mince Romney with Obama. That was a guy who gender issues.

 
January 31, 2013  10:50 PM ET

That was a guy who *had* gender issues.

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