Players Association agrees to deal with Uber on safe-rides app

Wednesday's health and safety news from the world of sports:

  • The NFL Players Association has teamed up with Uber Technologies to create a program of safe rides for NFL players, the New York Times reported.
  • Online Athens in Georgia looked at the Cedar Shoals High School football team, one of 33 high school pilot programs in the country to use the Heads Up Football program.
  • Digital Trends examined the variety of technologies available to help football players prevent and diagnose concussions.
  • reported how the Heads Up Football program is being used to take the head out of football tackles in Bothell, Wash.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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