Football Safety Concerns Affect Youth Leagues, Causing NFL to Take Notice
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On recent cool autumn night, Roger Goodell walked from group to group on the artificial turf football field. Wearing sneakers and a dark-gray pullover, the commissioner of the National Football League watched as the coaches put their players through a series of drills that just could help save football.The players weren’t hard-hitting behemoths like the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Lewis or Pittsburgh Steelers’ James Harrison, though. Goodell traveled from New York to Centreville earlier this month to watch 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds play the game, to study new techniques designed to make an inherently physical game less dangerous.
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