Tuesday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- In light of New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy receiving grief for taking MLB paternity leave, former NFL linebacker Brendon Ayenbadejo wrote for Fox Sports that he believes his paternity leave 10 years ago caused coach Nick Saban to trade him from the Miami Dolphins to the Baltimore Ravens.
- The Tulsa World reported a bill passed the Oklahoma Senate that would give responsibilities to coaches, athletic trainers and referees to pull a student athlete who shows signs of a concussion. It is now headed for a House vote after making it out of committee.
- The Alton (Ill.) Daily News reported on the concussion bill in the Illinois House that would require the state's coaches to have concussion training.
- Pro Football Talk recalled that it was 71 years ago today that the NFL made helmets "compulsory" for all players.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor