Friday's health and safety news from the world of sports:
- Miami Herald columnist Linda Robertson said the Aldon Smith incident shows that the NFL work to do in terms of excessive drinking by athletes.
- The Ahwatukee Foothill News in suburban Phoenix looked at some Mountain Pointe High School students who are helping out with the school's football training as part of a sports medicine class.
- The Ahwatukee Foothill News also reported that concussion awareness is at an all-time high in area athletics.
- Former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips is trying to raise funds for a facility for deaf children, the Houston Chronicle reported.
- The Rutland Herald reported that concussion compliance for youth sports like football has taken hold in Vermont.
- The Associated Press reported that a high school football team's players voted to end their season early after one of their teammates died this month from a head injury.
- WDDE-FM reported the unveiling of the concussion program that came out of the Delaware Youth Concussion Summit.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor