NFL, NCAA support helmet program

Updated: May 15, 2012, 12:23 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The NFL, its players' union and the NCAA are donating money to provide new helmets to youth football players in low-income communities.

They've joined with the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment to commit a total of about $1 million to an initiative started by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The program, announced Tuesday, will remove helmets that are at least 10 years old and replace them with new models while providing safety ...

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