NFL hopeful Michael Sam to join cast of 'Dancing with the Stars'

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

  • reported that free agent defensive end Michael Sam will compete in "Dancing with the Stars" after becoming the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team last season.
  • TCU 360 reported that school officials believe the new NCAA and Big 12 concussion policies are still not strong enough.
  • The Associated Press reported that two members of Congress have written NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, suggesting that teams lose draft picks if their players violate the league's personal conduct policy.
  • Wicked Local reported why Needham, Massachusetts sports organizations are questioning the logistics of concussion rules.
  • looked at the advanced technology that could allow brain scans in living subjects.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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