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Former New England Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson speaks about the dangers of concussions at the Massachusetts State House last spring as former professional wrestler Chris Nowinski listens. (Courtesy of the Sports Legacy Institute )
Former New England Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson speaks about the dangers of concussions at the Massachusetts State House last spring as former professional wrestler Chris Nowinski listens. (Courtesy of the Sports Legacy Institute )

A new law in Massachusetts aimed at reducing head trauma among kids who play school sports requires coaches to be better trained to recognize possible brain injuries. It also mandates that they refer student athletes for medical attention more quickly. Some, however, ask if the legislation goes far enough.

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This program aired on September 21, 2010.

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