The nanny state strikes again. The California Assembly recently approved a bill designed to protect middle school and high school football players from head injuries by limiting the number of full-contact practices that teams can have each week. The bill is part of a nationwide public-health campaign designed to minimize a supposed rash of concussion-related injuries among student athletes. Steven Greenhut argues that by restricting players from practicing proper tackling, the state is actually putting them at greater risk.
The new framework aims to keep everyone learning at the same level for as long as possible.
"It feels like we've gone from tragedy to farce."
“Our only job today, is to give the law’s terms their ordinary meanings and, in that small way, ensure that the federal government does not exceed its statutory license.”
Punishing players for kneeling, or not kneeling, is a First Amendment violation at public universities.