So my son has been playing football since he was 6. He is now a freshman playing at a high school that currently has the #1 varsity team in the state. His freshman team is undefeated and my boy is a beast playing on both sides of the ball. My question, or dilemma, is am I a negligent parent for allowing my kid to play a dangerous game with possible life altering after effects? I am a strong believer in all of team sports life lessons and the discipline realized in the unbelievable comittment these boys put in, but is it worth it? I've read all the reports and studies and know the risks, as do my son and wife. We've decided to continue this year at least, and will re-evaluate after the season. Are we nuts? He plays Defensive End and Tight End.