Friday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- NFL Media's Judy Battista reported Friday that the league is considering adding an eighth official who will focus on interior line play, according to vice president of officiating Dean Blandino.
- The Hartford Courant reported on the new House bill in Connecticut that would limit the amount of time youth athletes can play full-contact sports, including football.
- The Day in New London, Conn., reported on the same bill, looking at the concussion education aspect.
- KTVB-TV in Boise talked to major helmet manufacturers about the star ratings for helmets conducted by Virginia Tech.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor