* The Agoura Hills Acorn reported on how the Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers is helping youth football leagues in this California neighborhood to put safety first in football.
Matthews, a member of the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, is the older brother of Brian Matthews, the coach for the Triunfo YMCA flag football team and head of sales for Gamebreaker Helmets, a protective headgear that has been shown to reduce concussions in young players.
Clay Matthews, a 26-year-old Agoura Hills resident, donated the eight protective helmets to his brother’s flag football team to emphasize the importance of safety, especially for children.
Matthews was a fixture in the youth football leagues while growing up in the community.
* In light of the Harbaugh coaching brothers meeting in the Super Bowl, the Wall Street Journal wrote that nepotism often works in football.
* ABC News reported on how no single device can stop concussions.
* The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that state’s governing high school body has made concussions a priority.
* KSDK-TV in St. Louis reported on how parents are struggling with the decision to let their kids play football.
* The Bleacher Report asked if the ACL injury is the NBA’s version of the NFL’s concussions woes.
* The North Carolina State student newspaper wrote about how tough it can be for college football assistant coaches to get their next job.
– Bill Bradley, contributing editor