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Ex-NFLers Accuse League of Illegally Administering Drugs

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th May SportsdrugsNFLsafety
A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit that the league illegally supplied them with risky painkillers that numbed their injuries and led to medical complications. Attorney Steven Silverman says his firm filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal court in San Francisco. The lawsuit takes aim at what it calls the league's culture of drug misuse.Read More »

NFL Gives $45 Million Youth Football Grant

By Jim McCoy Mon 24th March SportsNFLsafetyyouth football
The NFL Foundation is giving USA Football a five-year, $45 million grant to expand the already burgeoning Heads Up Football program that teaches safe tackling to youngsters. Foundation Chair Charlotte Jones Anderson announced the grant Monday at the league's owners meetings after the NFL saw the early success of the program.Read More »

State Police: Holiday Fatalities, DUII's Down Memorial Day Weekend

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th May NewsOregon roadsOregon State Policesafety

The Oregon State Police is reporting fewer fatalities for the Memorial Day weekend. Three people died in thee separate crashes, compared to four in 2011. In 2010, there were six Memorial weekend fatalities, and five died in 2009 during the same period. A record 13 fatalities were recorded over Memorial Day weekend in 1979.Read More »

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