NFL executive testifies on player safety improvements

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

  • NFL Senior Vice President for Player Health and Safety Policy Jeffery Miller testified before Congress on the league's efforts to improve the safety of the game through innovations in equipment, writes ABCNews.com. The entire transcript of Miller's testimony can be read here.
  • A ten-year Harvard Medical School research project dedicated to studying health issues associated with playing football will be funded solely by the NFL Players Association, according to a report in the Harvard Crimson.
  • Indiana moved closer to becoming the first state to mandate high school football coaches to undergo player safety and concussion-training courses after the SB 222 passed the state senate, reports The Statehouse File.
  • Former NFL wide receiver Trent Shelton recently spoke to students at Iowa Central Community College about finding their identity and self-worth outside of titles and material wealth, says The Messenger.
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