Monday's health and safety news from the world of sports:
- The Tuscaloosa News profiled former NFL defensive end Matthew Rice, who has become a professional artist in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
- The Washington Post profiled former NFL player Leigh Bodden, who has found a new career in a fitness franchise.
- The Fargo (N.D.) Forum reported that youth football numbers have increased this year in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
- The Patriot-Ledger also reported that the concussion laws maybe only a start to the solution, with officials pointing to the need for qualified physicians who make the return-to-play decisions for athletes.
- The Westchester (N.Y.) Journal-News talked to the chief medical officer for the New York State Athletic Commission, who explained how playing through concussions can cause long-term issues.
- KAKE-TV reported that a Lawrence, Kansas, hospital is offering free baseline testing for its high school athletes.
- Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo, the CFL's all-time leading passer, is out for the season with a concussion that he suffered early in the season, QMI Agency reported.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor