School board member, retired doctor slammed for poposing high school football ban

Paul Butler argues game is dangerous to minors

DOVER, N.H. - A New Hampshire school board member and retired doctor has been criticized for proposing to ban high school football in his district.

Dr. Paul Butler stated during an interview with "Good Morning America" that there is a "moral imperative to at least begin the process of ending this game."

Butler argued that the literature on the dangers of football for minors is clear.

An ESPN study for example showed that big blows in the football field could be equivalent to having a sledge hammer hit the head.

And players at all levels, from Pee Wee to high school football, are exposed to these dangers, according to

But many have slammed Butler, including Rush Limbaugh, for trying to "take risk out of everything in life."

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