Recalling own injuries, Obama calls for end to ‘suck it up’ culture in youth sports
May 29th, 2014
12:59 PM ET
4 months ago

Recalling own injuries, Obama calls for end to ‘suck it up’ culture in youth sports

(CNN) – Saying he wants to change a culture in youth sports where kids are encouraged to “suck it up” after sustaining head injuries, President Barack Obama on Thursday said it was time coaches and athletes started thinking about better ways to keep kids safe on playing fields.

Obama said he could recall instances during his own days in Pop Warner leagues when a particularly hard hit left him sidelined for a spell.

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