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Kurt Warner on kids, football & his TV show

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  • Retired NFL QB has said he won't let his kids play football
  • Warner is a father of seven & has a new reality TV show

Kurt Warner knows a lot about football and a whole lot about raising America. With seven kids, he's raising A LOT of America!

The NFL quarterback, who marshaled the St. Louis Rams to a thrilling Super Bowl victory in 2000, left the game in 2010 after suffering several concussions and taking countless hard hits over his 12-year pro career. Now he's using those hard knocks to help parents make an informed answer when their own sons ask, "Mom, Dad, can I play football?"

It's not an easy answer, given the number of concussions hitting young players. A study from 2011 showed there were nearly 2,000 pediatric and adolescent football injuries treated every day in emergency rooms during football season.

So what do you say to your kids when they're eager to play a sport where they could get hit in the head? Warner has some insight. In the past, he's said he wouldn't let his children play.

Warner also talks about his new reality show. "The Moment" gives people opportunities and second chances they might have missed before or failed to seize -- a way to hit the "refresh" button on their lives. Warner knows all about that too. This is a guy who went from obscurity, bagging groceries to NFL glory in short span.

For more conversations like this, watch Raising America every week day at 12 p.m. ET on HLN. And be sure to tweet @KyraHLN with the #RaisingAmericahashtag or leave your thoughts on Facebook.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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