Over the course of the past several weeks, Slate asked four experts their opinions on youth football and Pee Wee leagues. Some have positive opinions regarding the ethics and character that the sport instills in our children. Troy Vincent refers to football as “the greater game” and points to many of our nation’s leaders who played football. Similarly, high school football coach Tim Green sees the sport as an outlet for the primal, aggressive side of young adults. He argues that football is the most palpable lesson in perseverance available to kids. On the other hand, many worry about the serious and permanent damage the contact sport can cause. Former NFL player George Visger stresses that he’s not against football, but against unnecessary life-altering traumatic brain injuries. From his own experiences, early concussions can cause repercussions for the rest of players’ lives, and his foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of this issue and provide education. He works with officials and regulators such as NY State Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, who believes that we must regulate these risks on a government level, even if that means banning the sport until a suitable age. You don’t need to be a parent to worry about the risks of youth football or to see the important life lessons the sport can teach children. Where do you stand? Check out these illustrated pros and cons of Pee Wee football.