Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers fans support rival's charities

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

  • Representatives from the Fritz Pollard Alliance, which promotes minority hiring among NFL teams, said minority candidates should wait on interviewing for the Miami Dolphins' general manager job until owner Stephen Ross says what the job entails, the Miami Herald reported.
  • College Football Talk reported that all student athletes at Troy University, including football players, will undergo drug testing beginning in 30 days.
  • The Roanoke Times reported that the Virginia city's school board voted to broaden its concussion policies to help staff to better handle head injuries.
  • The Associated Press reported the West Virginia Board of Education approved new rules on how high schools handle sports concussions, including requiring that a licensed health care professional clear athletes to return to action.
  • WGBH-TV in Boston interviewed Dr. William Meehan, who is the director of the Sports Concussion Clinic at Boston Children's Hospital, about concussion risk in youth football players.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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