Youth football

Local football players play catch outside field at Bennett High School. August 9, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
October 28, 2019 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN) - On Tuesday morning, the New York State Assembly Health Committee is holding a public hearing on proposed legislation to ban organized youth tackle football for children 12 and younger. Michael V. Kaplen, who is a senior partner in New York firm De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 file photo, Ann McKee, director Boston University's center for research into the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, addresses an audience on the school's campus about the study of NFL football player Aaron Hernandez's brain, projected on a screen behind in Boston. According to a new public service announcement, signing a pre-teen child up for tackle football is like teaching him to smoke. The ad from the Concussion Legacy Foundation encourages parents to choose flag football for children younger than 14. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
October 10, 2019 - 11:51 am
BOSTON (AP) — Everybody seems to be having fun when the kids in a new public service announcement are just playing football, until one boy is thrown to the ground and the background music turns ominous. Then, the coach starts handing out cigarettes. "Tackle football is like smoking," a youthful...
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A plaque commemorating the site of the first NFL football game stands in Triangle Park, Saturday, July 27, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
July 27, 2019 - 5:37 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — What's regarded as the NFL's first game didn't involve Lions, Bengals or Bears. Instead, the Triangles and Panhandles went at it on an October afternoon in a triangle-shaped park at the confluence of two rivers. "They had a way with nicknames back then," Cincinnati Bengals owner...
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FILE - This is a June 4, 2019, file photo, showing Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry answering questions at the team's NFL football training facility in Berea, Ohio. Landry called reports about teammates being upset with quarterback Baker Mayfield for harsh comments toward running back Duke Johnson “a non-issue.” Landry hosted his football camp on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Shaker Heights High School under gorgeous, blue skies. The four-time Pro Bowler said he believes Mayfield and Johnson will be able to work together. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
June 14, 2019 - 1:25 pm
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry doesn't think recent comments made by Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield about running back Duke Johnson will impact the team's chemistry. The splashy wide receiver hosted his youth football camp on Friday at Shaker Heights High School. Landry believes...
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FILE - This is a June 4, 2019, file photo, showing Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry answering questions at the team's NFL football training facility in Berea, Ohio. Landry called reports about teammates being upset with quarterback Baker Mayfield for harsh comments toward running back Duke Johnson “a non-issue.” Landry hosted his football camp on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Shaker Heights High School under gorgeous, blue skies. The four-time Pro Bowler said he believes Mayfield and Johnson will be able to work together. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
June 14, 2019 - 12:15 pm
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry doesn't think recent comments made by Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield about running back Duke Johnson will impact the team's chemistry. The splashy wide receiver hosted his youth football camp on Friday at Shaker Heights High School. Landry believes...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media during the NFL football owners meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 22, 2019 - 5:34 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference. The proposed tweak would take the decision on whether to review in the final two minutes of each half out of...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media during the NFL football owners meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 22, 2019 - 4:06 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference. The proposed tweak would take the decision on whether to review in the final two minutes of each half out of...
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January 08, 2019 - 7:49 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has admitted killing a beloved youth football league coach outside an Albany nightclub. The Times Union says Shaquille Owens pleaded guilty on Monday to second-degree murder in the Sept. 29 shooting of Joseph Davis. Davis, who had volunteered as a bouncer for a...
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Employees from a wrecker service work to remove a charter bus from a roadside ditch Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, after it crashed alongside Interstate 30 near Benton, Ark. The bus was carrying a youth football team from Tennessee when it rolled off an interstate off-ramp and overturned before sunrise Monday. The elementary-school age football team from Orange Mound Youth Association in southeast Memphis had played in a tournament in Dallas over the weekend. (Josh Briggs/Saline Courier via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 12:13 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It was a fun and competitive weekend for a young group of all-stars as they visited Texas and represented Memphis, Tennessee, in a weekend football tournament. The players, some venturing outside of Memphis for the first time in their lives, built bonds on the field and off,...
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Employees from a wrecker service work to remove a charter bus from a roadside ditch Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, after it crashed alongside Interstate 30 near Benton, Ark. The bus was carrying a youth football team from Tennessee when it rolled off an interstate off-ramp and overturned before sunrise Monday. The elementary-school age football team from Orange Mound Youth Association in southeast Memphis had played in a tournament in Dallas over the weekend. (Josh Briggs/Saline Courier via AP)
December 04, 2018 - 6:09 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Most of the youth football players and adults who were injured when a charter bus rolled off an interstate and overturned in Arkansas have been released from hospitals, officials said Tuesday as they identified the bus driver and a child who was killed. Saline County Deputy...
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