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ATLANTA -- This is the time of year parents usually scramble to get kids signed up for sports like football, soccerand lacrosse. However the fear of concussions has a lot of moms and dads rethinking their plans.

A federal complaint consolidates 80 pending lawsuits from former NFL players who claim they were misled about the dangers of concussions.

RELATED | Former Falcon teaches football safety

For formerAtlanta Falcon Chuck Smith, keeping young athletes safe is always top of mind. He joined 11Alive News Today Tuesday to talk about helmet safety.

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