California legislature approves law to restrict full-contact practices

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.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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