N.Y. Assemblyman Questions the Nature of Football

While the Super Bowl was playing out, New York Assemblyman Michael Benedetto was busy suggesting a plan to prevent youth football leagues from allowing anyone 13 or younger to tackle

“Football is the only major sport where on every single play, the objective is to violently hit the competition,” said Assemblyman Michael Benedetto.

Dr. Robert Cantu, a leading expert, said “there’s unquestionably a movement afoot, which is wonderful.

“Basically, it boils down to the fact that a young person’s brain is more vulnerable to injury than is an adult brain,” Cantu, a proponent of no-tackle football, no heading in soccer and no full-body-checking in hockey for kids under 14, told the Associated Press.




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