Tennessee's concussion law causes search for athletic trainers

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

» The Tennessean reported that with the state's new concussion law going in effect, the state is pushing to hire more qualified athletic trainers.

» The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Pennsylvania is awarding grants for concussion awareness ideas.

» Indianapolis Colts wide receiver LaVon Brazill promised to no more off-the-field missteps Monday as he said he would rather have an NFL career over drugs, according to The Associated Press. He said he was suspended four games because he failed a drug test for marijuana.

» The Battalion, Texas A&M's student newspaper, wrote about former Aggie Ryan Swope's retirement from the NFL because of his fifth concussion.

» KTSM-TV reported that El Paso is hosting the Concussion Symposium of West Texas this weekend.

» A writer from the Daily Iowan conveyed a story about what it was like to recover from a serious concussion.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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