Editorial: NFL gets proactive with new rules on kickoff plays

Football can be hazardous to your health. That fact has been well-established in the past few years, as details have surfaced about the lasting impact of concussions.

The National Football League and Commissioner Roger Goodell have often gone into a defensive crouch when it comes to concussion issues, but now have moved past the denial stage. In September 2016, the league launched a $100 million initiative for technological improvements and medical research related to head injuries. And late last season they beefed up the concussion protocol for players.

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