Youth tackle football targeted for ban in California

Two California lawmakers want to outlaw tackle football leagues until teenagers reach high school, saying delaying the start of high-contact elements of football would protect young people from long-term brain damage.

Children can learn the skills they need to succeed at the sport from non-contact flag football, Democratic Assembly members Kevin McCarty of Sacramento and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher of San Diego said in announcing their legislation on Thursday.

Their bill follows similar legislation under consideration in Illinois and New York. Legislation has been introduced several times since 2013 in New York but has not gained traction.

In Illinois, the Dave Duerson Act to Prevent CTE is named for the Chicago Bears defensive back who was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy after he killed himself at 50. …

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Comments

  1. True Teacher says

    It is a proven fact that young people who smoke marijuana, ages 15 to 25, impair development of the brain in this important developmental stage.

    Will this change attitudes about the legalization of marijuana in this state?

  2. Ahh, Gonzalez is back to writing her creative legislation again, I see…
    She took a honeymoon hiatus there for awhile, but now she’s back, to save California from the REALLY pressing problems of the State…

    No modification to existing play rules or techniques, just an outright “nanny state” ban…

    I would expect nothing less from California ‘s finest law writers…

  3. I wonder if Lorena took a blow, or blows to the head as a youngster…
    It might explain her stupid proposed laws…

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