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Editorial: Concussion awareness ... law not best solution




Concussions are getting serious attention at all levels of sports. High school football coaches continually emphasize safe tackling practices with their players, and the NFL has tightened its policies on using the head as a weapon.

In addition, the NFL reached a $765 million settlement with thousands of former players who developed dementia and other concussion-related health problems they say were caused by on-field violence.

Now an Indiana lawmaker plans to sponsor a bill in the next session requiring all youth football coaches using public fields to undergo training to help prevent their players from suffering head injuries and to learn how to spot the signs of concussions.

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