Thursday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- Speaking during a concussion conference in Palo Alto, California, former NFL running back said it would be detrimental to limit contact in youth football, according to the Stanford Daily.
- The Chicago Sun-Times published an editorial calling for the Illinois High School Association to mandate more precautions on concussions during football games.
- NorthJersey.com reported that former NFL players Bart Oates and Bruce Harper will be part of a concussion panel next week at an area hospital.
- The Collegian at San Diego State University reported that the school's drug testing in its athletics department surpasses the NCAA standards.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor