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NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 24, 2015
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(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.

(Chicago: John Yang) The story of high school football player Alex Pierschionek%, who suffered a concussion during a game & is part of a class action lawsuit against the state of Illinois, presented; concussion statistics cited; details given about the lawsuit. [PIERSCHIONEK - recounts what he remembers; wants game precautions.] [Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Dr. Cynthia LaBELLA@- talks about trauma to the young brain.] [Illinois High School Assn., director Marty HICKMAN@- defends safety moves.]

Snow, Kate;
Yang, John

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