5 New Laws that Will Leave You Scratching Your Head
1 year ago
For different reasons, these law changes are somewhat baffling
Every year, new laws go into effect that are made to make the lives of Americans better everywhere. State legislatures come up with these laws -- sometimes they succeed, other times, well, these laws beg the question: What are they thinking?
For all intents and purposes the following fall under the latter category.
1. In Colorado, football coaches will have to bench players as young as 11 when they're believed to have suffered a head injury.
That’s well and good. But will it stop coaches from keeping their young players doing things like this? Highlight-driven 24-hour cycle sports networks with PSAs from hard-hitters like James Harrison and Troy Polamalu geared toward kids? That would be ten times as effective as a law which leaves the health of players up to the coaches. Youngsters will need medical clearance to play, but they need to be evaluated on the field by a medical professional! Not days later in the doctor’s office. That’s jacked up.
2. An addendum, per the Houston Chronicle: "The law also requires coaches in public and private schools and even volunteer Little League and Pop Warner football coaches to take free annual online training to recognize the symptoms of a concussion. At least a dozen other states have enacted similar laws with the support of the National Football League."