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Sports' young pros have mixed record

Originally Published: August 10, 2011
By Patrick Dorsey | Special to Page 2

By now news has spread of Leonel Angel Coira, aka Leo, the 7-year-old who just signed a contract with soccer power Real Madrid.

Which brings up an oft-asked question that's rarely been more apt:

Too soon?

For now, the question is for parenting experts to debate. Ultimately, time will tell if little Leo ever becomes king of the world.

What's undeniable, though, is that Leo now is part of "too soon?" lore -- that group of sports moments ...

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