In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Dr. Julian Bailes was asked about Dr. Bennet Omalu’s position that no one under 18 should play football.
“I’m the medical director of Pop Warner football. They don’t pay me, but I do it because of my love and respect for the sport. I respectfully disagree with (Omalu) on this. I don’t think there’s any evidence that CTE has ever occurred just from playing youth football, so I don’t think there’s any evidence to support a position that football needs to be banned until you’re in college. I think that would incidentally destroy the sport.