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Roger Goodell, Urban Meyer will host free safety clinic

  • By Associated Press
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will host a safety clinic next month for about 600 mothers of youth football players.

The free event will be held Aug. 1 at the Buckeyes' Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

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Participants will receive classroom instruction from health experts and on-field training from Ohio State coaches and former players.

The NFL has promoted several programs that work to improve safety in football at various levels. The league faces a federal lawsuit over concussion-related injuries by thousands of former players.

In an invitation to the OSU-NFL Moms Football Safety Clinic sent to female NFL fans in Ohio, Goodell says: "We want to give you a chance to see firsthand what we are doing to make youth football safer and better."

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