After a discussion with a Northbrook neurologist, Democrat State Rep. Carol Sente has introduced legislation to regulate how often high school football players will be allowed to tackle. She thinks allowing them to tackle during only one practice per week is more than enough.
The Lincolnshire politician said she's only trying to preserve the sport, and that there "might be a point where football might have to change drastically" because of the possibility of injuries.
But many high school coaches say limiting tackling during practice will make the game less safe, as athletes fail to learn proper technique. Brad Seaburg, of Cary-Grove High School, added that enforcing the law would be a nightmare.