The California governor has signed a bill limiting the number of full contact work outs of teenage football players
Governor Jerry Brown apparently considers himself one part sports medicine geek, medical doctor and football coach. He’s signed a bill to limit the number of full contact football work outs by teenage players in California schools.
Assembly Bill 2127, by Assemblyman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova, prohibits middle school and high school football teams from holding full-contact practices during the off-season and limits them to no more than two full-contact practices per week during the preseason and regular season.
The bill by the Democrats is in response to stories about concussions by football players, but it seems to me local school and league officials are closer and better equipped to address medical concerns of local football players. Still, he joins 19 other states in prohibiting full contact football in the off season.
By big footing the local league officials, Brown accelerates the left’s apparent desire to kill the game of football. It won’t be long now before high schools will go to touch football only.
When the reduced preparation for high school football games results in fewer kids wanting to turn out or failing to make a college team, Brown will be among the first to conceive of a bail out plan for their lost dreams. Watch.