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Friday's health and safety news from the world of sports:

  • The National Athletic Trainers' Association issued a statement this week in support of the NFL's crown of the helmet rule, The Plain Dealer reported.
  • Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina signed into law the state's Student Athlete Concussion bill, an expansion of the state's previous concussion law, according to GoUpstate.com.
  • The Carroll County (Ga.) Board of Education wants a review of the county's concussion policy for athletes, the Times-Georgian reported.
  • MLive.com reported that while Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila has not been cleared to play from a concussion, he will wear a heavier mask when he returns.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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