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Expect plenty of flags as players adjust to new helmet-hit rule

Make no mistake, the NFL made the right move in May by announcing its new legislation on the helmet-hit rule, which penalizes players who lead with the crown of their helmet to initiate contact.

As we learn more about concussions, their long-term effects, and the brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) which has been linked to head trauma, the league must take all the necessary steps to avoid its deceitful past and seriously address player safety to ensure the growth and stability of the game and its players.

The punishment for offenders is a 15-yard penalty with the potential of ejection, which is as close to the college game’s targeting rule the NFL has come.NFL | theScore

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