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David Castro-Blanco, Ph.D., ABPP, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Adler University
Dr. Castro-Blanco Interviewed by
Reuters on Adult Behavior Toward
Youth Football Players in TV Show

A new cable television show documenting competitive youth football in Texas has drawn audiences, as well as critics and questions about bullying and other intense behaviors directed at the young players depicted on the program.

In a story exploring reaction to "Friday Night Tykes,"  Reuters talks with parents, viewers, youth football officials, and experts including  David Castro-Blanco, Ph.D., ABPP, a board-certified clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Adler University.

"Showing adults browbeating kids into being football players is dangerous entertainment," he says. 

Multiple print, radio and online outlets have carried the story. Click here to read "Texans run defense for 'Friday Night Tykes' youth football culture."

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