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New local owners of SG Helmets hope to protect next generation of football players

New local owners of SG Helmets hope to protect next generation of football players

A group of local investors recently acquired SG Helmets, an Indiana-based company that incorporates auto racing helmet technology to build a lighter and safer football helmet. The owners group, which includes Encinitas and Rancho Santa Fe residents Nicholas Esayian, Joseph Hegener and Justin Bert, hopes to make a larger impact on keeping players protected from Pop Warner to the NFL.

“Football is under siege because of safety concerns,” said Esayian, CEO. “We really want to save the game of football.”

The group has been making a run at the company since late last year and a deal was finalized in Indiana on Aug. 28. They plan to move the...

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