New legislation ban tackle football for kids under 12 years old. The bill is dubbed the Dave Duerson Act, named after the former Bears player who took his own life in 2011. He was later found to have CTE, a brain disease linked to concussions. Duerson’s son Tregg is pushing for passage of the measure.
Former Bears player Otis Wilson supports the bill and says he will donate his brain when he dies for further study of CTE.