NFL players understand playing through pain comes with territory

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

  • Yahoo! Sports reported that replacement referee Lance Easley who called the "Fail Mary" play two years ago is suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.
  • The Sioux Falls Argus-Leader reported that the South Dakota high school governing body is considering changes to its concussion protocols that would fall in line with the National Federation of High School Sports Associations.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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