Ny Lawmaker Wants To Ban Youth Tackle Football

11.15.13 | Bob Price

A state lawmaker who is pressing for a ban on youth tackle football - says he will change his playbook and seek an even stricter law.  Bronx democratic assemblyman Michael Benedetto has been blocked in his effort to prohibit tackle football for kids younger than 11. Now, he plans to introduce new legislation to ban kids under 14, saying science shows that the health risks are increasing.  Benedetto has yet to win a single senate sponsor.  This year, New York enacted a concussion law that requires a doctors note to play again.  In Pop Warner games, the amount of contact has also been limited.