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Should Kids Play Tackle Football? Brain Injury Researcher Says No

Football season is almost here. The Washington Redskins are getting ready. Lots of kids are deciding whether to play this exciting but dangerous sport. So I talked with Ann McKee. She is the director of the Boston University CTE Center in Massachusetts. The center is studying chronic traumatic encephalopathy in football players and other people.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

I agree.  I grew up playing flag football, as did most kids in LA.  No one complained and a lot of great football players came out of that background.  Pop Warner football is more for the adults than the kids and the coaching expertise leaves a lot to be desired.

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