October 24, 2012
Barry Chin/ Globe Staff
As evidence mounts that repetitive head injuries can have a cumulative effect, leagues at all levels take steps to improve player safety,
Lazar Franklin, president and head coach of the South End Titans "B" team, discusses new, better helmets for kids who play Pop Warner football.
Chauntae Robinson strapped a newer helmet with more padding onto her son, Andre, 9, who had a mild concussion last month.
Kew Sumpter's son recently had a concussion that gave him some memory loss. “That got me shook up,” she said. But “it wouldn’t be right to make him stop because he got hurt just once,”
“We’re all about safety here,” head coach Franklin said.