Cleveland Browns would favor review on hits to QB's head

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

  • After Cleveland quarterback Jason Campbell suffered a blow to the head that went uncalled last week, the Browns said they would favor using instant replay to penalize such plays, The Associated Press reported.
  • USA Today looked at the Jovan Belcher tragedy one year later and how it still shakes the NFL. Belcher killed his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, with his child nearby and soon after committed suicide at the Kansas City Chiefs' facility. The NFL and the Chiefs have tried to cope in different ways.
  • Former NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck talked about concussions last month at the Youth Sports Concussions Awareness and Prevention seminar, the Greenwich Post reported.
  • ABC News asked if the NFL was experiencing an injury epidemic this season.
  • The Vancouver Sun focused on the Simon Fraser University football team, which has been experimenting during practices with a patch developed by school researchers that shows the effects and the size of blows to the head.
  • The Associated Press profiled Ann McKee, director of neuropathology at the Department of Veteran Affairs in Bedford, Mass., who has been involved in extensive research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
  • The Cleveland Plain-Dealer published a staff editorial that called the NFLPA's Trust program, which includes brain health for ex-players, a civilized response to a sometimes savage sport.
  • The Albany Times Union published a staff editorial that praised a New York state bill that it said will move the concussion discussion forward in youth sports.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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