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Report: NCAA officials debate how to handle penalities for protocols

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

  • CBS Sports reported that the NCAA is wrestling with proposed penalties for schools that don't follow new concussion protocols. The SEC's proposed Concussion Safety Protocol Committee would take on these duties:
  • The Associated Press reported that the NFLPA has announced it will be using a residential neuro-rehabilitation brain injury center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to help former players.
  • USA Today Sports profiled former NFL player Christian Peter, who had a history of domestic violence issues in college and has reformed himself years later as a family man. He has become a consultant for the NFL in helping it deal with personal conduct issues.
  • Free agent linebacker Michael Sam, who was the first openly gay player to be drafted into the league, told The Advocate that he hasn't given up on his dream of playing in the NFL.
  • The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that the Medical College of Wisconsin was awarded a $5.5 million grant for concussion research, taking data from head impact sensors, blood biomarkers and advanced neuroimaging

The Bangor Daily News examined Maine's concussion efforts on several fronts.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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