Lions: Hope Return-To-Play Protocol Becomes Law

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand says the franchise has unwavering and strong support for a bill about concussions that is making its way before Michigan legislators.

Lewand promoted the benefits of Senate Bill 1122 on Monday. It would require youth sports organizations and schools to adopt a concussion-awareness program.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville says the legislation will be on the floor this week. He says the bill is common sense and he can’t see somebody voting against it, adding there are surprises in the Legislature.

Republican Sen. John Proos of St. Joseph says the program in his bill would help everyone involved with organized athletic activities recognize concussions and put into place return-to-play guidelines.

Thirty-five states currently require youth sports organizations to have concussion-awareness guidelines.

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