02/22/2012 - 03:32 pm
Longtime Green Bay Packer offensive lineman Mark Tauscher joined high school athletes, doctors and state lawmakers on Wednesday to push the Wisconsin Legislature to pass legislation designed to reduce concussions in youth sports.
The National Football League has been lobbying Wisconsin and 18 other states that have yet to adopt laws requiring that young athletes be immediately removed from their activity if they appear to be suffering from a head injury. In January, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NCAA President Mark Emmert sent letters to the states' governors calling for passage of the laws.
To help make the case, former NFL players have been speaking out in support of similar laws across the country. Tauscher joined in Wednesday, saying awareness of the dangers posed by concussions has increased over the years, but more needs to be done.
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