Auburn's LaDarius Owens speaks out for football, appreciates NFL

Friday's health and safety news from the world of football:

  • In regards to concussions, Auburn University defensive end LaDarius Owens, who is a communications major, wrote for the school's website that playing the game is a choice that every player makes.
  • explained the built-in helmet camera created by Schutt and being tested by some college football teams.
  • My Spectator Online reported on former NFL offensive lineman John Bock, who regularly has his children undergo baseline concussion testing prior to youth sports seasons.
  • Slate looked at concussions in youth sports and how a study says helmets don't decidedly cut down the risk.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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