Latest in football safety on display at American coaches convention

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

  • The Charlotte Observer reported that NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent said the league is better today because of the mistakes in handling of player conduct issues during this season.
  • The Huffington Post looked at the greater impact of the "No More" commercials since NFL players became involved in the public service announcements.
  • In the wake of two University of Oregon players suspended for failed drug tests on the eve of the first NCAA National Championship Game, Sports Illustrated looked at the governing body's marijuana policy, which might be the strictest in organized sports.
  • USA Today reported that White House officials will meet with NCAA representatives as part of a pre-cursor to a "Coalition to Save College Sports."
  • Kearney (Nebraska) Hub profiled Tracey Dethlefs, who visits area schools to talk about concussion prevention while working with the Nebraska Sports Concussion Network.
  • USA Today interviewed Tad Seifert, clinical assistant professor of neurology at the University of Kentucky and is director of Norton Healthcare's Sports Concussion Program, told the National Strength and Conditioning Association Coaches Conference last week that neck conditioning by athletes is key to avoiding concussions.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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