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A new bill has been introduced in New York State that is attempting to ban tackle football for children ages 12 and under...
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"While the Super Bowl is an awful lot of fun, it's not fun when you see young children run around, playing a game that they are hitting their heads, dozens to a hundred times a week – brains that are rapidly developing," Benedetto said this week. "Ninety percent of brain development happens up until the age of 12 years old, give or take a year. During this particular time, why are we putting children at risk for injury to their brains?"

"A lot of institutions that have studied this have said kids should not be playing football at a young age, so why this has taken so long I don’t know," Sepulveda told CBS 6. "I was asked to be the sponsor this year, and I was enthusiastic about it. I have an 11-year-old, and I do not want him to have any cognitive impairment due to a sport that he enjoys."
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pecanridge14 months
Both of my sons had to quit high school soccer because they had two concussions by their junior year. So much for non contact. Wish I would have put them in football.
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HarryBalzack14 months
Pussies.
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thetruthisnotkind14 months
lol - I hope it happens!
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Hawgnsincebirth5514 months
I knew before I clicked it was New York or California. fricking commies
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emanresu14 months
Another clickbait title on tigerdroppings. Making you click the link before find out what "This" is. It's retarded.
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SoFla Tideroller14 months
The whole CTE issue, like everything else the liberals and Facebook chatterboxes latch onto, is completely overblown. If football is as dangerous as these idiots contend, there should be legions of spit-dribbling zombies lurching around the streets of America. Haven't seen that yet. Hell, I started off in the era of suspension helmets. Every single male my age and older who played football should be dain bramaged.
This is what happens when you let the estrogen infused crowd have influence.
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Jay Are14 months
This bill is stupid, but using yourself as an example of brain damage being overblown is a bad idea.
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CelticDog14 months
Every single male my age and older who played football should be dain bramaged.

dain bramage is a terrible thing for family to deal with.
dain bramage can show up in speech or hand movements.

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jbird714 months
I’m NY they can sell and take all the drugs they want and commit other violent crimes but god forbid we let them play football
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ThatTahoeOverThere14 months
This is why the SEC dominates
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crewdepoo14 months
This should be the rule everywhere. Allowing kids that young to take those head to head hits is child abuse.
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AgSGT14 months
Grow a pair
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Texas Weazel14 months
New York encourages kids to attend grooming drag shows. That's the real child abuse.
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PoppaD14 months
Have you been around much youth football. I have. Kids that age dont hit hard enough to cause much damage and if they get taught properly the use their shoulder to tackle not their head.

Drags shows aimed at children in NY.is.ok, but football is not? What bullcrap.
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Black n Gold14 months
New Yorkers are much, much softer than the image they try to portray.
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HoustonGumbeauxGuy14 months
Now we know who always got picked last at recess
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HoustonGumbeauxGuy14 months
This is what happens whenever you start electing these dumb arse millennials, who never played a sport in their life
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STEVED0014 months
We should be encouraging more kids to play tackle football at a young age instead of less. Tackle football is the ultimate team sport bc unless all 11 guys are playing together the team will not be successful. It also teaches discipline, team work, comraderie, and grit.
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STEVED0014 months
It also applies boys who have been couped up all day at school smash into each other in a controlled manner with proper protection and get their energy out.

The Oklahoma Drill is one of the greatest drills ever. You’re teacher was a pain today, ok go smash into that kid and get it out.
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BayouTiga14 months
Maybe...Just maybe this is why we have so much mental illness mass murders in America - The commys are winning my friends. They want to attact and change everything about America's cultural identity.
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BayouTiga14 months
The (4) DVs are most definately F'n Commys!!!
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POTUS202414 months
Well, if there's anyone's data you can trust, it's the NIH and CDC.
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Sabans straw hat14 months
How'd I know it was going to be NY or Cali?
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AtlantaLSUfan14 months
My son played flag and youth tackle. The kids don’t “hit” it’s just a drag the kid down kind of tackle. Flag had kids smashing every game trying to get the flag.
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deltaland14 months
I don’t ever remember a teammate getting injured in peewee football. Kids are too uncoordinated to make a hit that actually can injure them. You don’t really start seeing any violent hits until high school
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