Clausen's symptoms prove not all concussions show immediately

Wednesday's health and safety news from the world of football:

  • NBC News reported that the late-arriving concussion symptoms suffered by Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen showed how the NFL sometimes deals with a different type of head injury, talking to Dr. Mickey Collins of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
  • The Huffington Post reported that free agent Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, told Oprah Winfrey that a number of gay players have reached out to him during an interview that is scheduled to air on OWN on Saturday night.
  • Consumer Affairs reported that UCLA researchers are excited by a study that suggested memory restoration is possible during early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
  • U-T San Diego looked at the new California law that will take effect in January to limit the length and the number of high school football practices.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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