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Football / Young Athletes #1078350

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 02, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The deaths of 3 high school football players this week reported. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Hoboken, New Jersey: Katy Tur) The health and safety of young football players examined; details given about the deaths of Tom Cutinella††, Isaiah Langston†† and Demario Harris Jr.††; photos shown; statistics on high school and college football deaths cited. [WOMAN, PARENT – comment.] [Shoreham-Wading River Central School District Steven COHEN†- says it was the result of a freak football play.] [Hoboken Red Wings trainer Gerard FRIEDMAN††- says we try to teach the correct way of tackling and hitting each other.] The outrage over the decision by the University of Michigan coach to leave quarterback Shane Morris in the game after a big hit noted.

Williams, Brian;
Tur, Katy

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