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Lavar Arrington Gives Concussion Awareness Speech at White House (Photos)

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US President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with panelist and former NFL linebacker LaVar Arrington (L) during the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussions Summit at the White House in Washington, DC, May 29, 2014. President Obama is hosting a summit with representatives of professional sports leagues, coaches, parents, young athletes, researchers and others to call attention to the issue of youth sports concussions.    AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with panelist and former NFL linebacker LaVar Arrington (L) during the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussions Summit at the White House in Washington, DC, May 29, 2014. President Obama is hosting a summit with representatives of professional sports leagues, coaches, parents, young athletes, researchers and others to call attention to the issue of youth sports concussions. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Former three-time Pro Bowl NFL linebacker and current 106.7 The Fan sports talk radio host Lavar Arrington had to spend some time away from the airwaves to meet the President of the United States, Barack Obama, at the White House Thursday afternoon.

Arrington, alongside former professional soccer player Taylor Twellman, were on-hand in the East Room to raise awareness about concussions in sports, speaking on behalf of the Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit.

During the summit, the president announced public and private commitments to raise awareness among youth athletes, their parents and school administrators, as well as with coaches and athletic programs around the country about how to identify, treat and prevent concussions.

Among other commitments made was a $30 million joint effort by the NCAA and the Defense Department to conduct research on concussion risks, treatment and management.

Fortunately we can all live through Lavar in moments like these.

Photos of Lavar Meeting President Obama

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