End Tackling In Youth Football? Brett Favre Says Yes

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FILE – In this Nov. 21, 1999, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre (4) drops back to pass while being rushed by Detroit Lions’ Allen Aldridge in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis. AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File

Former Green Bay Packer Brett Favre took thousands of hits during his football career, likely suffering many concussions in the process. Now, he wants to make the game safer…especially for young players. The former quarterback recently announced his support for proposed legislation in Illinois that would ban tackle football for kids under the age of 12. This hour, we break down the debate over taking out tackling for young players, as well as the unique risks that kids face playing the game.

Episode Credits

  • Carrie Kaufman Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Lee Igel Guest