Five players from one Pop Warner football team in central Massachusetts suffered concussions in the same game, raising questions about the oversight of the play by the two team’s coaches.
Both of the coaches have been suspended, and the whole matter shines new light on the league, which introduces kids to tackle football starting at the young age of five.
- Jon Butler, executive director of Pop Warner
- Dr. Robert Cantu, neurosurgeon specializing in athletic brain trauma, co-director of Boston University's Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy and author of "Concussions And Our Kids"
- Zack Mason, 18 year old who sustained a concussion while playing junior varsity football in Westborough
- Laura Mason, Zack's mother, who works for the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts
This segment aired on October 24, 2012.