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Article Date: October 2017
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Congress Looks Into Football Safety, College Hoops

The recent study by Boston University that concluded there was a higher risk of neurological damage in children who play tackle football before the age of 12 has prompted an inquiry from four Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to USA Football requesting an update on its efforts to improve safety in the game for pre-teens with its Rookie Tackle program. The letter wants USA Football to clarify the research methods it is using to evaluate the safety of Rookie Tackle, define the age groups that play in flag, Rookie Tackle and tackle football and to give ... Log in to view full article.


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