New Jersey to consider legislation to ban youth tackle football before 12 years old

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Add New Jersey to the list of states looking to ban youth tackle football.  Earlier this week, the New Jersey legislature introduced a bill that would ban tackle football for children under the age of twelve.

California, Illinois and New York are also looking at some type of ban.

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