If he had any. And he also decides to speak for all football fans:
"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," says the president of the United States, the father of two young girls. "And I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence. In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won't have to examine our consciences quite as much."
When Rush Limbaugh started talking about ending football as we know it a while back, I thought he was being alarmist. He was right. And President Obama here attempts to treat violence in football the same way liberals treat global warming and gun violence. By saying "those of us who are fans maybe won't have to examine our consciences quite as much." That's his way of saying, "come on, we all know the game is too violent and we feel guilty watching and enjoying it." It's his attempt to create a moral imperative.
As for President Obama's point about being more concerned about college players because they don't have a union to protect them, there is some truth to this. College football is a farm league for the pros. Like it or not, that's what it has become and it generates huge television revenues. Union? Let's start with paying college players. They generate a lucrative product and get nothing for it.
As for "examining my conscience:" I don't know about you but I'm going to watch the Super Bowl next week and sleep just fine later that night.