“I would not let my son play pro football,” he told Remnick, “but, I mean, you wrote a lot about boxing, right? We’re sort of in the same realm.”
He’d said the same thing about letting his child play the sport in a New Republic interview almost a year ago and, with Remnick, he said the same thing so many players say about the dangers of the game: they know what they signed up for.
“At this point, there’s a little bit of caveat emptor,” Obama, who, Remnick noted, was chewing Nicorette, said. “These guys, they know what they’re doing. They know what they’re buying into. It is no longer a secret. It’s sort of the feeling I have about smokers, you know?”