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Law Professor: 'Don't Ban Youth Football - Make It Safer'

November 21, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

Dionne Koller, associate professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law and director of the school's Center for Sport and the Law, writes in an opinion piece in The Baltimore Sun that the game of football can be hazardous for children—and that means that the culture that surrounds it must come together to reform the game to make it safer.

"The answer is not to ban youth football," Koller writes. "Instead, we should open our eyes to the mounting number of injuries and deaths—and the steady stream of revelations from people who grew up playing football and are now suffering the debilitating effects of all those hits.
 
"Parents, coaches, schools and youth sports groups should act now to make needed changes to the 'tradition' known as youth football and better protect our children."

Read the op-ed.

Learn more about Prof. Koller.