Speaking on a panel with the MLB, NHL, and NBA commissioners at Tuesday’s “GameChangers: Creating the Future of Sports” conference, Roger Goodell nixed the idea that kids need to commit to one sport to make it to the pro level.
“I don’t think there’s anything worse than that,” the NFL commissioner said of youth sport specialization, according to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal.
Goodell added that he believes kids can safely play football, and that he would want his own kids to play, though his twin daughters don’t participate.
A recent viral clip may call his safety claim into question.
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