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NFL 'recently renegotiated' Riddell deal to end after this season

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

  • An NFL official said the league "recently renegotiated" its deal with official helmet supplier Riddell to have it conclude at the end of this season, according to
  • Engadget looked at Riddell's new helmet, InSite Impact Response System, a monitoring tool based on its own Head Impact Telemetry System and Sideline Response System technologies.
  • The Oregonian reported that Hydro Graphics, of Newberg, Ore., the company that puts splashy designs on college football helmets, could take a financial hit if the NCAA takes the NFL's lead and limits colleges to one helmet per player per season for safety reasons.
  • Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre told WSPZ-AM in Washington that he is worried about having memory issues following his football concussions and cannot recall his daughter's soccer season, USA Today reported.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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