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Brett Favre

I Would NOT Let My Son Play Football

11/15/2013 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Brett Favre just delivered a HUGE blow to the NFL -- saying if he had a son, he would NOT let the kid play football.

Favre made the statement to Matt Lauer in an interview that will air on "Today" next week -- saying, "In some respects, I'm almost glad I don't have a son because of the pressures he would face. Also the physical toll that it could possibly take on him, not to mention if he never made it, he's gonna be a failure in everyone's eyes. But more the physical toll that it could take."

Of course, Favre claims he’s already experiencing frightening memory loss caused by years of football related concussions … and says one time he even forgot that his daughter plays soccer.

Favre is just the latest NFL superstar who says he wouldn't let his kid play the sport in the wake of new brain injury information -- joining the likes of Terry Bradshaw, Adrian Peterson and even announcer Bob Costas.

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