NCAA Releases new Player-Safety Guidlines

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(al.com) Live contact football practices are recommended only twice per week during the season and in the spring and only four times per week in the preseason, according to a new set of concussion prevention and management guidelines released by the NCAA on Monday.

The guidelines are in response to a growing concern over concussions at all levels of football, with dozens of players over the years — including former Alabama star Kevin Turner and Auburn legend Terry Beasley — having their careers ended and lives altered due to repeated head injuries suffered in practices and in games. More recently, former Texas A&M wide receiver Ryan Swope was forced to retire before his NFL career even began due to multiple head injuries, while Auburn’s Chris Davismissed four games in 2012 due to a particularly severe concussion. To continue reading this article on al.com click here

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