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Lawmakers Consider Bill Protecting High School Athletes

A state is preparing legislation to protect it's high school athletes.

In Iowa, legislators introduced a bill which would require students who have a concussion to be pulled from the game or practice.

They would not be allowed to return until they have permission in writing from a doctor.

The Brain Injury Association of Iowa says there are more than 35,000 sports-related concussions every year and many of those lead to long-term damage.

The proposed law got some big name support from former Viking and Cyclone football player Matt Blair as well as support from the NFL.

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