Earlier today, the National Football League began promoting new standards in Idaho that it hopes will help young athletes avoid concussion-related injuries. The Associated Press reported that Matt Kaiserman, whose college football career at Boise State University was reportedly ended by a series of concussions, was representing the NFL when he introduced a measure in the House. The measure was sparked by the deaths of at least five recent head injury cases that resulted in catastrophic brain injuries or death. The standards are designed to get Idaho schools, as well as youth sports leagues in the state, to develop procedures for removing young athletes from play when they have suffered a head injury.
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