Super Bowl halftime performer Justin Timberlake says son 'will n - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Super Bowl halftime performer Justin Timberlake says son 'will never play football'

Posted: Updated:
NBC News NBC News
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -

Justin Timberlake spent his Thursday afternoon answering questions ahead of his performance for Sunday's Super Bowl LII halftime show.

USA Today reports that Timberlake was asked about his 2-year-old son, Silas, going into the entertainment business.

He said he would support his son “getting into the arts or sports” -- with one exception.

“He will never play football,” Timberlake said. "My main objective is that he becomes a great person."

Timberlake's words come at a time when the game is facing questions about the long-term implications of concussions and other head traumas on those that elect to play the contact sport.

Just last week, state lawmakers in New York and Illinois introduced legislation that would ban tackle football for players under the age of 12.

Highlighted by the movie Concussion, as well as research into the debilitating brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the NFL has faced scrutiny over its response to head injuries among players. Researchers have found CTE in the brains of 111 of 112 deceased NFL players to date. 

The league has continued to adjust its concussion protocols in an attempt to address concerns, and the NFL has spent millions on various initiatives to make the game safer, including money spent on helmets that could mitigate brain trauma. 

A message left by USA Today with an NFL spokesperson about Timberlake’s comment was not immediately returned Thursday. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police: Driver was going 2x the speed limit in deadly crash

    Police: Driver was going 2x the speed limit in deadly crash

    Thursday, April 26 2018 2:12 AM EDT2018-04-26 06:12:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - What sounded like an accident has now led to charges against the woman who was behind the wheel. The driver of Tuesday night's deadly crash is being investigated for DUI and vehicular homicide. Detectives say around 9:30 p.m. a man was struck and killed by a driver as he tried to cross the street near 3rd and Liberty Park Place.   Court documents released Wednesday show that the driver, 50-year-old Tamila Lindsly, 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - What sounded like an accident has now led to charges against the woman who was behind the wheel. The driver of Tuesday night's deadly crash is being investigated for DUI and vehicular homicide. Detectives say around 9:30 p.m. a man was struck and killed by a driver as he tried to cross the street near 3rd and Liberty Park Place.   Court documents released Wednesday show that the driver, 50-year-old Tamila Lindsly, 

    >>
  • PHOTOS: All lanes of I-90 reopen after semi-truck loses load in downtown Spokane

    PHOTOS: All lanes of I-90 reopen after semi-truck loses load in downtown Spokane

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-04-25 22:25:01 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jim Martin Trucking LLC out of Hayden, Idaho confirmed with KHQ the driver of the semi-truck involved in Wednesday's crash on I-90 in downtown Spokane is okay and is cooperating with Troopers. The driver, who was hauling crushed cars, says he was cut off by another car, which he says started the chain reaction that caused the crash. 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Jim Martin Trucking LLC out of Hayden, Idaho confirmed with KHQ the driver of the semi-truck involved in Wednesday's crash on I-90 in downtown Spokane is okay and is cooperating with Troopers. The driver, who was hauling crushed cars, says he was cut off by another car, which he says started the chain reaction that caused the crash. 

    >>
  • 12-year-old trapped underwater for nearly 9 minutes in resort pool

    12-year-old trapped underwater for nearly 9 minutes in resort pool

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 11:58 PM EDT2018-04-26 03:58:03 GMT
    NBC NewsNBC News
    NBC NewsNBC News

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Police in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina say a 12-year-old-boy is alive after being trapped underwater for nine minutes. A video obtained by NBC News shows the boy and his friend swimming around the lazy river at a resort. They removed a metal grate on the floor. The boy was swimming down to explore the hole when his leg became stuck. His friend and several adults tried to get him out, but were unsuccessful. 

    >>

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Police in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina say a 12-year-old-boy is alive after being trapped underwater for nine minutes. A video obtained by NBC News shows the boy and his friend swimming around the lazy river at a resort. They removed a metal grate on the floor. The boy was swimming down to explore the hole when his leg became stuck. His friend and several adults tried to get him out, but were unsuccessful. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, at least 6 hurt

    Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, at least 6 hurt

    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:04 PM EDT2018-04-26 17:04:56 GMT

    SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) - Several people have been injured in an explosion at a refinery in Wisconsin.   Authorities in Superior say the explosion at the Husky Energy oil refinery happened at about 10 a.m. Thursday. Superior Fire Chief Steve Panger says six people were taken to hospitals in Duluth, Minnesota. He doesn't know the extent of their injuries. Others were walking wounded. There are no known fatalities.

    >>

    SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) - Several people have been injured in an explosion at a refinery in Wisconsin.   Authorities in Superior say the explosion at the Husky Energy oil refinery happened at about 10 a.m. Thursday. Superior Fire Chief Steve Panger says six people were taken to hospitals in Duluth, Minnesota. He doesn't know the extent of their injuries. Others were walking wounded. There are no known fatalities.

    >>
  • Driver accused of killing Idaho newlyweds pleads not guilty

    Driver accused of killing Idaho newlyweds pleads not guilty

    Thursday, April 26 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-04-26 17:00:46 GMT

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A driver accused of intentionally hitting and killing young Idaho newlyweds holding hands on a sidewalk has pleaded not guilty.   The Idaho Press-Tribune reports 37-year-old Jason Verwer entered his not guilty plea Friday to two counts of second-degree murder.   Authorities say 22-year-old Matthew Parkinson and 17-year-old Amelia Parkinson were killed in late January while walking along a road in Fruitland.

    >>

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A driver accused of intentionally hitting and killing young Idaho newlyweds holding hands on a sidewalk has pleaded not guilty.   The Idaho Press-Tribune reports 37-year-old Jason Verwer entered his not guilty plea Friday to two counts of second-degree murder.   Authorities say 22-year-old Matthew Parkinson and 17-year-old Amelia Parkinson were killed in late January while walking along a road in Fruitland.

    >>
  • WSU ending development of marijuana breath test

    WSU ending development of marijuana breath test

    Thursday, April 26 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-04-26 16:38:31 GMT

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Washington State University researchers are halting their development of a marijuana breath test for fear of backlash from the federal government.   Researchers hoped the breathalyzer would help law enforcement officers detect THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in motorists.

    >>

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Washington State University researchers are halting their development of a marijuana breath test for fear of backlash from the federal government.   Researchers hoped the breathalyzer would help law enforcement officers detect THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in motorists.

    >>