Friday's health and safety news from the world of sports:
- Soccer America asked what the NFL's settlement in the concussion litigation will do for MLS. D.C. United is facing a negligence lawsuit from former player Bryan Namoff.
- NFL legend Dick Butkus issued a statement calling the lack of HGH testing in pro football "inexcusable." The league is deadlocked in negotiations with the NFL Players Association over the testing, with the union balking at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's role in the appeals process.
- KTVA-TV in Anchorage reported on Jake Plummer's involvement in the Heads Up Football program in Alaska.
- USA Football reported on the University of Michigan football team's stop in Detroit to teach kids about Heads Up Football.
- The Chicago Sun-Times reminded parents in an op-ed to make sure kids used their heads in playing football.
- The San Luis Obispo Tribune reported on the area's concussion awareness programs and use of the ImPACT program.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor