Monday's health and safety news from the world of sports:
- The Boston Globe published an editorial that suggested the NFL should have a press box monitor watching for helmet hits and calling penalties as they occur.
- Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. wrote a guest editorial for The Baltimore Sun, saying that the concussion issue won't end America's love of football.
- In a staff editorial, the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle urged the use of technology to help curb concussions in football.
- On a similar note, U-T San Diego columnist Nick Canepa tells fans don't worry, football is not going anywhere.
- Former NFL defensive back Rod Woodson went to Fort Wayne, Ind., to present a high school award, the Journal Gazette reported.
- The Omaha World Herald looked at the concussion issue through the eyes of an area high school football player, who still is playing after three concussions.
- The Tulsa World profiled former U.S. district judge Layn Phillips, who mediated the NFL's lawsuit with retired players and now is charged with mediating a suit between the NCAA and former football players.
- The Virginia Tech and Virginia football trainers appreciate their coaches' sensitivity to concussions, the Daily Press in Newport News, Va., reported.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor