Football Safety Becomes Hot Issue In Super Bowl Week

As Super Bowl week kicks into high gear, comments from President Obama have sparked a debate about safety in the rough-and-tumble sport. INSIDE EDITION reports from New Orleans.

It's media day at the Super bowl, let the hoopla begin!

INSIDE EDITION'S Megan Alexander and special correspondent Katherine Webb are inside the New Orleans Superdome as players and coaches speak to the media from all over the world about this Sunday’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.

Who knew the talk on the field would be all about the president.

INSIDE EDITION'S Megan Alexander said, "Everyones buzzing over President Obama's recent comment that he'd think long and hard before letting his son play football."

The president told New Republic Magazine, "I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football."

President Obama was commenting on the controversy over concussions and player safety the whole country is talking about.

Here's what 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said about the president's comment, "That's his decision. He's just trying to keep his kids safe. If I was worried about my safety and health, I wouldn't be playing football."

INSIDE EDITION went behind the scenes at The Talk, which is shooting in New Orleans all this week, and asked what they think about the controversy stirred up by the president's interview.

The Talk's, Aisha Tylor said, "My husband played Football in high school and in college and even he has said, I love the game, I've played it, I've watched it, but I probably wouldn't let my son play."