Now that the concussion lawsuit filed by retired National Football League players has apparently been settled (remember: the judge still has to give her approval), it's time to focus on the upcoming football season, and working to make the sport safer at every level of the game.
Sincerest form of flattery
We could sit back and wait for the N.F.L., National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS), USA Football and Pop Warner to lead the way on football safety.
Football safety is largely up to parents,
argues Brooke de Lench, working with all other groups in their community with a stake in making
football safer, including independent football organizations, school
boards, school superintendents, athletic directors, coaches, school
nurses and psychologists, and other health care providers, to improve
football safety at the grassroots level.