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Former lieutenant Josh McNary appreciates his new NFL career

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

  • The Washington Post reported on a study by the Indiana University School of Medicine that said some people may be genetically predisposed to more easily suffer concussions.
  • The Virginia Gazette reported that the Virginia High School League announced it will limit full-contact practices for high school football in the state to 90 minutes a week.
  • The former vice president at the National Center for Drug Free Sport has claimed in a lawsuit that she was fired after blowing the whistle about a mishandled NFL player's drug test, the Kansas City Business Journal reported.
  • Connecticut lawmakers sent a bill that requires coaches to undergo concussion awareness training to the governor  after it was passed by the Senate, 35-0, The Associated Press reported.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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