Monday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- The Hamilton Spectator reported that the Canadian Football League will open the season without Hamilton Tiger-Cats receiver Andy Fantuz, who was knocked out of this weekend's exhibition game on a controversial hit that many thought was a helmet-to-helmet blow.
- The Houston Chronicle reported that the NFL Players Association has asked the White House to go with blue lights for one night for prostate cancer awareness.
- A socialite who billed herself as "Diet Queen to the Stars" was fined $60,000 on Friday by a U.S. magistrate judge for drug misbranding of a weight-loss supplement that was linked to suspensions of several NFL players in 2008, according to Reuters.
- The Orlando Sentinel reported on former NFL running back Brent Fullwood's youth football camp in central Florida.
- The Palladium-Item in Richmond, Ind., looked at the concussion research being done at the Indiana University School of Medicine in conjunction with the NCAA and the Department of Defense.
- Agent Leigh Steinberg wrote in his weekly column for the Costa Mesa (Calif.) Daily Pilot that there is an urgent need to protect high school football players from brain injury.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor