AKRON, Oh - Recent concerns about football players suffering concussions is good news for an Akron youth football program.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell joined local leaders, including Cleveland Browns General Manager Tom Heckert, in handing out the helmets Saturday morning at Akron's Roswell Kent Middle School.
125 members of the Akron Parent Pee Wee Football League were on hand as well. They are among the thousands of young football players nationwide who benefited from the NFL's youth football safety and helmet replacement program.
According to the NFL, the initiative removes helmets that are 10 years old or older and replaces them with new helmets at no cost to the beneficiary leagues.
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