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Jets' Brandon Marshall discusses his work to help mental illness

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

  • After the NFL hired its first female on-field official, ESPN reported that Arizona Cardinals said he sees a day when there is a female coach in the league.
  • New York Newsday talked to other female referees applauded the hiring of Sarah Thomas by the NFL, talking to wrestling referee Marcia Haise, who has officiated 18 world championships and recently was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
  • The Sports Xchange reported that Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith told the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health's annual Family, Football & Fame luncheon in San Angelo, Texas last week that he doesn't regret staying on the field after suffering concussions.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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