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While parents watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, many of them won't be encouraging their kids to pick up a football.
A University of Virginia's School of Medicine study looks at the effects of hard hitting sports on the brain.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommend children who suffer a concussion should take time off of school as well as from the playing field. And local doctors are working with area schools to expand concussion treatment to the classroom.
Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown won't play against No. 9 Clemson on Saturday because of the lasting effects of a concussion.
Roxanne Jones, the former vice president of ESPN, says her respect and love for the game of football is fading because of the way the NFL has handled, or ignored, growing medical evidence that concussions cause serious damage to players' brains.
Football coaches in Fairfax County are trying to get players to take their heads out of the game -- at least the excessive helmet contact.