States toughening rules on tackling in high school football

New safety rules in California have been put in place to protect kids who play high school football.

They limit tackling in practice both before and during the season -- all in the name of limiting injuries and concussions.

Parents are divided, however.

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NBC's Ron Mott reported on the law California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law late Monday.

The rule restricts full-contact practices to just two sessions a week of no more than 90 minutes each during the preseason and post-season.

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NBC reports that 37 other states have similar laws on the books.

In Texas the laws are even stricter -- just one 90-minute full-contact session is allowed per week.

Ohio has yet to take such extreme measures.


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