IL lawmaker wants to end tackle football for players 12 and younger
27 January, 2018, 20:31 | Author: Lora Ball
Joining Sente in support of the bill was Tregg Duerson, Dave Duerson's son; Dr. Chris Nowinski, CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation; former Bears player Otis Wilson; former Bears TV broadcaster Mike Adamle; and Liz Nicholson, wife of former National Football League player Gerry Sullivan. CTE has been linked to concussions or repeated head trauma.
"A child's brain goes through significant changes as they become an adolescent between the ages of 8 and 12", Nowinski said. "Public safety issues that have severe health implications, I think, the government does play a role, whether that's auto seats or seat belts or smoking I think that the data at this point, for me, while it's not 100 percent, it's convincing", said State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills.
IL is not the first state to look at banning youth tackle football. Both testified passionately about their hope that children can be better protected in the game that gave them their livelihood, but has impacted their lives. Sente said. "I don't hate football".
This isn't the first time that some have called for the elimination of tackling as a form of youth football to combat the spread of CTE. TCYFL oversees some 50 youth football organizations, including many in McHenry County.
"The problem is that when all this happened, football was played as a gladiator sport", he said. There are risks with many things we do in America. He noted that tackle football is a choice. He says he has not noticed any symptoms of CTE, but plans to donate his brain for research when he dies. Children under 12 would still be able to participate in all other athletic activities offered by organized youth sports programs. The proposed legislation is sponsored by State Rep. Carole Sente. I can't help but think that the accumulation of hits would have been reduced had he at least if he had been precluded from playing in those early years. "There's no more important responsibility than leading our young children".
On the other hand, supporters of the bill say the risks are higher for the young players.
PSG equalised four minutes into stoppage time as Kurzawa unleashed a brutal volley that went under the bar from Alves's cross. Ibrahima Niane pulled one back for bottom club Metz, but Rony Lopes put any thoughts of a comeback to bed with a late tap-in.
Of the 133 companies in the index that have reported through Friday, 79.7 per cent have topped expectations. S. crude rose 0.89 percent to $66.09 per barrel and Brent was last at $70.47, up 0.07 percent on the day.
But David Onyemata came in to finish the job and took Newton down with a violent hit to the head that Newton didn't see coming. Newton was immediately evaluated for a concussion and cleared by the team physician and unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant.
Some of the victims have life-threatening injuries", the Province Governor Mehmet Tekinarslan said on NTV television. The PKK is the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a Marxist, anti-Islamist terrorist organization.
During a Supermoon , the moon appears up to 30 percent brighter than a regular full moon that doesn't have a cool name. This is truly a rarity given that double blue moons will occur 4 - 5 years in a century.
In fact, the two lovebirds met while on a skiing six years ago at the Swiss ski resort of Verbier by family and friends. George's Chapel in Windsor, the same location that will host Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials in May.
President Muhammadu Buhari was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. "I have many plans for Liberia ". NAN reports that crowds of enthusiastic Liberians thronged the stadium, singing, dancing and waving flags.
Once in a blue moon
That means the moon will pass through the Earth's shadow and take on a reddish glow ― which gives it the nickname " blood moon ". Speaking of admiring it, not everyone will be able to see the entire eclipse in person, as viewing will be best in the West.
SpaceX has test fired its Falcon Heavy rocket
If successful, his red sports auto will end up in a long, oval loop around the sun, traveling as far out as the orbit of Mars. A French space reporter just yelled "It's like the 4th of July!" All three boosters - 27 engines in all - were tested.
Two improvised explosive devices go off at Eagle Ridge Mall
Penney. "It's very concerning to us", Lakes Wales Deputy Police Chief Troy Schulze said at a press conference on Sunday. Lake Wales police responded, with the bomb squad as well as assistance from the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office.