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Published: Tuesday, June 4 2013 4:45 p.m. MDT

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dumprake
Washington, UT

A better solution would be to severely punish any player (high school, college, pro) who aims for the head (and yes, this happens about ten to fifteen times per game in college alone). Suspend them for the rest of the season, or for a fixed number of games, and if it happens a second time, they're automatically dismissed from the team and the school. There is no reason to target the head (it's a poor place to try and tackle someone), the only reason is to injure the player and get him out of the game. So the punishment should be equal to that of the concussion injury. Itty bitty fines of $5000 or $10,000 dollars is completely meaningless in the NFL. Do something that gets their attention like, 1) suspend all payments to that player for a season, 2) suspend the player six games, 3) file criminal assault charges against any player who targets the head...or maybe apply all three of these. The head targeting and concussions will end, magically, overnight.

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