kristin cavallari jay cutler football son Kristin Cavallari wants to steer son with Jay Cutler away from footballFormer MTV star Kristin Cavallari has a five-month-old son with Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. But will little Camden be tossing around the old pigskin when he gets older? His mom isn’t too crazy about the idea.

“I will try to steer Cam in a different direction, maybe a sport that isn’t so aggressive,” Cavallari tells DNAInfo Chicago. “Maybe baseball — something where he doesn’t have to get hit.”

But she does acknowledge that she may not have that much control over it.

“At the end of the day, I think if he wants to play football, I don’t know if I’m gonna have too much control over it. You know, how can your dad be a football player and you tell them that they can’t do it?” says Cavallari.

Indeed, Cutler has already said he would “absolutely” let his son follow in his footsteps.

“It is a huge number of players that have played football for numerous
amount of years and don’t have any symptoms from concussions and are
leading completely healthy, normal lives. I think as a
culture and as fans of football everyone got caught up into the
concussion mania and awareness, it’s kind of — I don’t want to say
blown out of proportion, because it is a significant issue and something
that needs to be paid attention to. … There is a lot of other things I
worry about for Cam other than football,” Cutler tells ESPN.

What do you think, readers? Is football something you envision for your kids? Or is it just too dangerous, with all that we are learning about head injuries?

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