CFL commissioner says league is ahead of NFL on concussions

Tuesday's health and safety news from the world of sports:

  • The CFL is ahead of the NFL in concussion rules, the Canadian league's commissioner told The Canadian Press. He had this reaction to the NFL's $765 million settlement over a lawsuit with retired players:
  • University of Alabama-Birmingham researchers are exploring if a drug already used for other treatments can limit the secondary damage from concussions, the Birmingham Business Journal reported. The research is funded by a grant from the NFL Foundation.
  • The New York Times published an op-ed article by former NFL linebacker Scott Fujita, who has mixed feelings over the league's $765 million concussion lawsuit settlement
  • The Associated Press covered the Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Tournament, which was held this weekend in Truckee, Calif., with many former NFL players to help the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.
  • Radio Iowa reported that the Iowa Red Cross is offering courses in sports safety for youth events.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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