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California state Assembly members seeking to ban tackle football until high school

Due to the growing concern about brain trauma in football, a couple of California lawmakers are seeking to ban tackle football until high school.Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, have introduced the “Safe Youth Football Act.” They say it will “prevent young athletes from sustaining long-term brain damage caused by repetitive tackling,(…)

AFC notes: Marvin Lewis’s next step; Laremy Tunsil staying at tackle

Here’s a look at the AFC:Bengals coach Marvin Lewis denies reports indicating that he’s going to leave the team to pursue other opportunities, but nine unnamed members of the organization tell Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer that they’re not buying it. Meanwhile, Lewis recently told Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter) that he would “listen to” opportunities(…)

Reuben Foster getting Cinnamon Toast Crunch for every tackle until end of season

San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Reuben Foster will have a little something extra to play for these last few games of the 2017 season.After Niners practice earlier this week, Foster met with reporters carrying a bag of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and said that he could probably eat three bowls of it a day, per Chris(…)