“This guy was in a boy band, I think his son will be much more qualified to be in a boy band. It’s a lot safer on stage than it is on a football field, right? Come on, this is indicative of the way the elites see football, and tough sports and manhood, frankly. You learn things when you get hit.
“Listen, we all care about player safety, that’s important. But to say ‘no, my kid can’t play football because I’m worried he might take a hit,’ it’s indicative of sort of the softness that we get.” – Fox News commentator Pete Hegseth, after Super Bowl performer Justin Timberlake declared that his son “will never play football.”
RELATED: Hegseth was under consideration to run Trump’s Veterans Affairs administration but major veterans groups objected. In 2012 he ran unsuccessfully for the US Senate.