After studies showed the connection between repetitive concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative brain condition, some lawmakers want to introduce bills curtailing or banning tackle football for children 13 years old and below. As legislators process what needs to be done to protect young aspiring football players, several parents have filed a class action lawsuit in September 2016 against Pop Warner and similar youth football-based organizations for their children’s brain damage.
If you’re a parent of a young football player, here’s what you need to know about legislative propositions that can possibly affect tackle football and the legal implications of the Pop Warner lawsuit.
Current Legislative Changes in the U.S.
Lawmakers across the country are considering different approaches to protecting the youth from brain injuries and other similar conditions due to contact sports. In New York, there’s a move to ban tackle football for players 13 and below to reduce the risks of developing CTE in the long run. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2ndgbtW