Boston Globe suggests NFL should get tougher with helmet hits

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.
  • 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.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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