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Lawmakers Hope to Make Changes to Football Practice

Lawmakers Hope to Make Changes to Football Practice
Posted June 20th, 2014 @ 8:24am by KFBK News - Mike Simpson

Timeout, guys. State lawmakers want to make some changes to football practice.

Full-contact practices among teenagers would be limited during the season and banned the rest of the year under a bill that's now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

It was penned by Democratic Assemblyman Ken Cooley of Rancho Cordova with the goal of reducing concussions.  

The full-contact practices would be limited to two per week and any athlete who sustained a head injury would have to complete a supervised process that lasts at least a week.

Some Republicans argued the changes would put high schoolers at a disadvantage when it comes to college recruiting.

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