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California lawmakers OK bill limiting high school football practices
California lawmakers OK bill limiting high school football practices

California lawmakers on Thursday approved legislation that restricts football practices in an attempt to reduce concussions and brain injuries to student athletes. The Senate sent Gov. Jerry Brown the measure that would prohibit high school and middle school football teams from holding full-contact practices during the off-season and bar them from conducting more than two full-contact practices per week during the season. AB 2127 by Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) also would prohibit teams from holding full-contact practices that exceed 90 minutes on a single day and would require an athlete who has sustained a head injury or concussion to complete a supervised return-to-play...

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