Thursday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- However, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said Thursday that Meriweather regrets his remarks, ESPN.com reported.
- The Spectrum in St. George, Utah, reported how flag football has been booming in popularity in this community.
- The UCLA Newsroom reported on a UCLA brain injury expert who is co-authoring a national study on sports concussions among children.
- The Austin Chronicle reported that Texas' University Interscholastic League, the governing body for high school athletics within the state, requires no licensed medical professionals to be on the sidelines for high school football games.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor