San Francisco 49ers' Ahmad Brooks fined for hit on Drew Brees

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.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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