A State Lawmaker Wants to Ban Tackle Football for Young Children

A state lawmaker from New York City plans to try again to pass a ban on tackle football for children 12 and under.

Assembly Education Committee Chair Michael Benedetto has been pushing the bill for a decade, without success.

Spectrum News reports he was already planning to reintroduce the bill before Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest Monday night.

Benedetto's concerned primarily about hits to the heads of children with developing brains. And he says his bill should not be conflated with Monday's incident

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