Thursday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- The Associated Press reported that NFL TV analyst Dan Dierdorf announced his retirement after 30 years in broadcasting and 13 years as a player.
- The Columbus Dispatch reported that Rep. Joyce Beatty and Rep. Charlie Dent are cosponsors of a bill that threatens to withhold federal funding from colleges that do not require institutions to conduct baseline concussion testing of every athlete who participates in a contact or limited-contact sport.
- WPMI-TV in Mobile, Ala., looked at what area neurologists are doing to protect kids from concussions.
- The Advocate in Stamford, Conn., reported that the city's schools will now require a concussion consent form parents for kids to play sports.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor