Friday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- The Los Angeles Times reported on a California bill sent to the governor which would prohibit high school and middle school football teams from holding full-contact practices during the offseason and bar them from conducting more than two full-contact practices per week during the season.
* HoustonTexans.com reported that Houston's David Quessenbery, who is battling lymphoma, stopped by the Texans' minicamp and told teammates he would beat the disease.
- WKRC-TV in Cincinnati featured NFL players and Cincinnati natives Julian and Devier Posey, who have created Pocket Full of Poseys, an organization that emphasizes the importance of nutrition in athletics.
- Arizona Sports reported on the NFL's selection of Dr. Javier Cardenas with the Barrows Neurological Institute to the Head, Neck and Spine Committee.
- Scope published by Stanford Medicine looked at the mouthguard research being conducted by Stanford researchers.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor