Friday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- Fox Sports reported that four leading physicians with ties to the NFL and NFL Players Association reminded team medical staffs this week to be vigilant about how the league's concussion protocols. The move comes after at least four players this season have suffered concussions that were either missed by medical officials or denied by players.
- WKYT-TV in Lexington, Kentucky, looked at how many schools in state use helmets that pass the Virginia Tech STAR ratings.
- WMAQ-TV in Chicago found that many high schools in the area are still using outdated football helmets.
'* The Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle featured area high school football players who have taken a pledge against domestic violence.
- WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, reported how the LSU football team is leading the way in concussion technology.
- WPBN-TV in Traverse City, Mich., profiled a local high school student who has been speaking out on concussion awareness.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor