THE DEATH OF A KILLER…..FOOTBALL AS SURE AS CIGARETTS VANISHED!

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Maryland is one of four states considering legislation that would ban tackle football in public schools and parks for children and restrict contact in other sports for young athletes.

A bill filed last week in the Maryland General Assembly would eliminate for children younger than 14 tackling in football, body-checking in lacrosse and hockey and “headers” in soccer — the technique in which players use their heads to pass or shoot.

Critics say the legislation amounts to “nanny state” overreach, while proponents contend that the government needs to step in to protect children.

“The question becomes: Do you really want us to err on the side of caution, or on the side of favoring a tradition?” Mrs. Hill told The Washington Times, adding that players in bygone eras played with leather helmets — or with no headgear at all.

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