NEW YORK (AP) The toughest opponent for many NFL players and coaches during the blazing hot days of training camp sits far above the football field.
The suns powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and shade is rare at most practice sites. So, slathered-on sunscreen, big bucket hats, long-sleeved T-shirts and slick sunglasses serve as lead blockers.
I do it regularly, being red-haired with freckles, Irish heritage, Dolphins offensive tackle Sam Young said of using sunscreen. I go to a dermatologist once a year to make sure everything is good.