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

  • Kevin Drake, who played quarterback and wide receiver at Alabama-Birmingham in the mid-1990s, believes people in Alabama don't pay enough attention to concussions. That's why he and his wife started a foundation for concussion research and education called Wise Up Alabama, the Birmingham News reported.
  •'s College Football 24/7 reported that junior defensive end Mitch Eby of Chapman College came out as the first openly gay college football player. Chapman is an NCAA Division III school in Orange, Calif.
  • Canadian researchers looked at the differences of rural and urban sports concussions in children and their treatment, Medical Xpress reported.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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