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Concussion safety an issue as high school football kicks off

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- As high school football season kicks off Friday, players will make and take hits to the head just as hard as a college or professional player.

In lieu of NFL's $765 million concussion lawsuit last week, some parents are concerned about their child playing football. The settlement applies to all past NFL players and spouses of those who are deceased.  The settlement set aside $75 million for medical exams and $10 million for medical research.

Veronica Smith talks to a local coach about what precautions they take to keep their players safe and how certain hits are off limits in high school football. 

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