The latest news from the world of health and safety in sports:
* New Orleans coach Monty Williams was fined $25,000 by the NBA for his comments last weekend about the NBA and its concussion policy, according to NBA.com. The comments were in regards to No. 1 pick Anthony Davis being placed in the league’s concussion program after he was struck in the head by a teammate Saturday night. Davis has yet to be cleared to play.
“When you’re dealing with the brain, I guess what’s happening in football has affected everybody,” the Hornets coach said. “You treat everybody like they have on white gloves and pink drawers. It’s getting old. But it’s just the way the league is now.” Williams also said: “It’s a man’s game and we’re treating these guys like they’re five years old.”
* The Arizona Daily Star’s Greg Hanson said that in light of the concussion sustained by University of Arizona quarterback Matt Scott, head injuries still seemed to be sloughed off if it can affect the team.
* In a column at Time.com, a writer notes how youth sports is warping common sense after the recent incidents involving concussions in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
* Student Life, the independent newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis, talked to Senior Kenji Kobayashi about concussions in soccer and how they have affected his career.
* The Arizona Republic wrote about Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his managed care plan as a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver with a concussion.
* In NFL news, the Washington Times reported that Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss is now in the league’s concussion program; and FoxSports reported that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn is out for this Sunday’s game with continued concussion symptoms.
– Bill Bradley, contributing editor