Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Reading about David Sills last week, I wondered what people who actually study kids would make of the situation. Not football tutors. Not college football coaches. Child advocates, health professionals.
I expected all would be riled up about USC's offer of a football scholarship to Sills, a seventh grader. But that wasn't quite right. Here's my piece from ParentDish.
Unrelated but important: Today Alan Schwarz of the New York Times won the Polk Award for sports reporting. He's responsible for hundreds of important stories about concussions in athletes, from the pros to youth leagues. He has changed attitudes and saved a lot of kids. Congratulations Alan. And thanks.