Georgia becomes latest state to limit full-contact practices in preps

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

  • The Macon (Georgia) Telegraph reported that the state's high school governing body has voted to limit full-contact practice time for football teams, possibly becoming the most strict among the growing number of states to make such a move.

Full-contact drills only will be permitted 135 minutes per week during the week with no consecutive days and never more than once on two-a-day practices. During the season, that limit drops to 90 minutes a week with no more than 30 minutes for one practice no more than two consecutive days of full contact.

  • The Naples Herald listened in as several former NFL players, including former Miami Dolphins linebacker Kim Bokamper, talked to the Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida about retirement and player safety.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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