Christie signs law aimed at protecting student athletes

Gov. Chris Christie signed into law today a bill that is aimed at protecting students from head injuries and further damage if they are injured

EAST RUTHERFORD - Gov. Chris Christie signed into law today a bill that is aimed at protecting students from head injuries and further damage if they are injured while playing competitive sports.

The law will require coaches to remove any player who shows signs of a concussion. Those students would need to be cleared by a doctor before they can compete again.

All public and private school districts in the Garden State will also have to develop policies to handle head injuries.

Christie signed the bill at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford along with former Governor Dick Codey and officials from the National Football League.

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