Christie to sign new law aimed at protecting student athletes

(AP) - New Jersey is taking action aimedat protecting student athletes from brain injuries.Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday will sign into law a bill thatwill

EAST RUTHERFORD - (AP) - New Jersey is taking action aimedat protecting student athletes from brain injuries.

Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday will sign into law a bill thatwill require coaches to remove any player who shows signs of aconcussion. Those students would need to be cleared by a doctorbefore they can compete again.

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

Christie will sign the bill at the New Meadowlands Stadium inEast Rutherford.

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