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Seahawks RB Derrick Coleman inspires hearing-impaired kids

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

  • The New York Daily News reported that 39 former players -- mostly former New York Giants and Jets -- filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Manhattan federal court against the NFL and companies associated with helmet maker Riddell, seeking damages of more than $75,000 each and a medical monitoring program paid for by the league.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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