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Editorial: Just say no to tackle football until kids become teens

February 2, 2017
in Kids

Sun-Times Editorial Board Follow @csteditorials With hopes of pulling kids and their anxious parents back to football fields, USA Football wants to try out a modified youth tackle game in parts of the country. That doesn’t necessarily mean the game will be safer. It means USA Football, the sport’s official governing body that receives heavy financial backing from the NFL, recognizes it has a problem. The sport is losing its youngest players as parents become more aware of the game’s risks, especially when it comes to concussions. Doctors are divided about whether kids should play tackle football. We’ll stick with the experts who say kids and their parents should just say no to avoid the big and small blows to the head that could damage kids’ brains over time. Our...

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