Dr. Paul Butler, a retired physician and Dover School Board member, isn’t happy about it, but he’s determined that the risk of concussion and brain injury to the district’s young players is too high to let the football program continue.
“I think it’s bad to take this away, I certainly do,” he told “NBC Nightly News.” “But I think it’s worse to let it continue. I think it’s dangerous.”
Dr. Julian Bailes, a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee at the Sports Concussion Institute, disagrees. “I think it’s overly radical and it’s not supported by medical evidence,” he said. Bailes is also Neurosurgery Department chair and Co-Director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute, one of the NFL Players’ Association’s neurological consultants and the Medical Director for Pop Warner Football.
But, even Bailes added, “The younger the brain is, the more vulnerable it is to brain trauma.”
The Dover School Board denies the continuation or cancellation of its football program is on its agenda.
Watch the video, which first aired on “NBC Nightly News” on October 7, 2012, below:
WATCH: DC protesters turn over ‘agitator’ to police — then the agitators try to start a fight with cops
Protesters in Washington, D.C. were captured on video handing over an agitator to police, while other agitators in paintball tactical gear appeared to try and start fights with police.
Former FBI assistant director of counterintelligence, Frank Figliuzzi, revealed that his former colleagues and law enforcement he knows recognize that far-right agitators are attempting to start significant conflicts between police and protesters.
"There is a minimal presence of Antifa, but a far more disturbing presence of right-wing race-based hate groups, such as the Boogaloo Boys who think there will be a race-based civil war coming," he said on MSNBC.
Trump could use Antifa conspiracy theories to ‘investigate his political opponents’: Ex-FBI assistant director
According to former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi, there are far more white supremacists and anti-government agitators infiltrating the peaceful Black Lives Matter protests than Antifa. He fears Trump will use Antifa as an excuse to investigate his political opponents.
Speaking to MSNBC on Sunday evening, Figliuzzi told host Brian Williams that his sources in law enforcement are telling him that President Donald Trump doesn't have his facts straight on Antifa.
"We're seeing components of legitimate frustrated protesters responding to Mr. Floyd's demise and others," explained Figliuzzi. "Then we are seeing people who are exploiting this for their own purposes, and some of them are more than just opportunistic criminals. Some of them are organized, and some of them have diverse agendas but are coming together to wreak havoc. And I think what we need to pay attention to here is what we have evidence of, what we don't have evidence of, and what we're hearing from the White House and the attorney general."
Louisiana cop hugs sobbing protester afraid for their life: ‘We’re all right here with you’
A Shreveport, Louisiana police officer was captured on video holding a sobbing protester scared for their life.
Americans took to the streets to protest the brutal death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and jogger Ahmaud Arbery shot to death by a group of white men. The young protester was one of the many heartbroken and scared of the police presence.
NBC News 6 reporter Jade Jackson tweeted that the protester "feared for their lives when the officer told them not to be on top of the courthouse statue."
"I feel your pain, ok?" the officer says. "We're all right here with you."