Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Football Safety
November 29, 2010 1:14:29 PM PST
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BEYOND THE HEADLINES
November 28, 2010
Football Safety
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

Today we're going to talk about the risks of concussions from playing football at all skill levels. We're going to sit down with two former professional players and find out what it's like to put your body through violent collisions. We'll hear what is being done at the high school level to prevent serious brain injury. We'll also be joined by a neurosurgeon who will tell us just how big a problem head injuries have become.

Bill Romanowski
Former NFL Linebacker

Mike Shumann
Former NFL Wide Receiver
www.abc7news.com

Leo Lopoz
Athletic Director, De La Salle High School
www.dlshs.org

Kent Mercer
Head Trainer, De La Salle High School
www.dlshs.org

Geoff Manley Md, PHD.
UCSF Neurosurgery
http://neurosurgery.ucsf.edu


Additional Resources:
http://www.cifstate.org/

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