Bears Host Safety Clinic For Football Moms
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(CBS) — Hundreds of Chicago moms are taking their concerns about concussions to the commissioner of the NFL at the home of the Bears.
Moms hit the practice fields of Halas Hall to learn the fundamentals of heads-up tackling along with concussion awareness.
Caroline Watson says it helped her understand the game.
“I thought I understood the game but now I am learning little bit more,” said Watson
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Chicago Bears Chariman George McCaskey an TV’s Dr. Oz led the concussion education charge.
“What I would love is for them to truly understand what a concussion is, how you figure out to treat it in a timely fashion so kids don’t get hurt any worse,” said Dr. Oz.
Among those leading the drills, Walter Payton’s son Jarrett and former Bear James ‘Big Cat’ Williams.
“It is not that you are going to prevent concussions, but you have to recognize them,” said Bears great Gary Fencik.
Fencik believes information will bring innovation to keep future players safe.
“I think they are going to have sensors in helmets and if you have every seen those little Fitbits they will probably have those,” said Fencik.
The event tonight was the first of its kind to be hosted by an NFL team.