Congressional Hearing

Today there was a hearing on the concussions and how they affect the student-athlete on “The Hill”.

Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act is what it will be called.  It is suspected that they will use language similar to Lystedt Law in Washington.

All of this is supported by the NFL and other sanctioning bodies.

CNN.com has a story

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Possible Federal Guidelines?

Frank Pallone
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NorthJersey.com posted this article on Wednesday of last week. 

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., chair of the health subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a field meeting in Newark, NJ about protecting school-aged kids from lasting effects of concussions.  Among those testifying were; a former National Football League offensive tackle, two doctors, a high-school athletic trainer and an educator.  But as the story points out the most eloquent was from a 17-year-old former high school athlete.  Click on the link above for further information.