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John Madden thinks kids start playing football with helmets too young
John Madden thinks kids start playing football with helmets too young

The NFL Network may have gotten more than it bargained for when it included John Madden in a panel discussion about safety in youth football. Melissa Stark has been hosting a five-part series touting the Heads Up Football program, which has been given a five-year, $45 million grant by the NFL to help promote safety within the game by educating coaches, players and parents. The final installment of the series was a round-table discussion focused on youth football with a panel featuring Stark, Madden, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin and HUF advisory committee member (and NFL wife/mother) Chris Golic. The discussion started just fine, with various...

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