Monday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- The New York Times explained the NFL's concussion protocol, from the press box spotters to the doctors on the sidelines.
- Former coach John Mackovic wrote in his weekly column for the (Palm Springs) Desert Sun that the NFL should start a developmental league.
- Pro Football Talk reported that the formation of a new personal conduct policy will be a key subject of the NFL owners meeting on Dec. 10.
- The (San Luis Obispo) Tribune reported that Cal Poly increased its drug testing for football players this season.
- Columnist Matthew Piper of The Salt Lake Tribune called for Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott to make weekly injury reports mandatory.
- AL.com looked at how concussion concerns in youth football could impact high school football in the near future.
- HealthDay wrote about a study from Radiology Translational Science Institute at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, that said high school football is tied to brain changes even without concussions.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor