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NFL Releases Statement Addressing Cam Newton Concussion Concerns


There was communication between medical personnel on the Carolina sideline, including the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant, and the two independent certified athletic trainer spotters in the booth. During stoppage in play while on-field officials were in the process of administering penalties, the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant and team physician requested video from the spotters and reviewed the play. They concluded there were no indications of a concussion that would require further evaluation and the removal of the player from the game.

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4 thoughts on “NFL Releases Statement Addressing Cam Newton Concussion Concerns”

  1. Cam may very well have not suffered a concussion (on any of the FOUR hits), but the NFL looks stupid and consequently this just looks like they didn’t pull him in the last 2 min. and because he’s a QB leading a drive. I mean, someone – I think it was Ginn? – was pulled last year against his will and it turned out he was just fine after he took a hit that the upstairs evaluator thought looked like it “could’ve” caused a concussion.

    I’m sure that’s what the Broncos were aiming for – no pun intended – to get him removed from the game at that critical moment. Or, maybe I give them too much credit for intelligence and cunning, and they’re just base savages. Either way, no one is ever going to convince me after last night that the Broncos aren’t a dirty team. Usually, I don’t draw these conclusions, as I understand football is inherently violent and things happen in every game. And, I also used to think Denver was a generally class organization and that Talib was just an outlier, but after watching that mess (including their CB going after KB’s knees in the 1st Q), I am firmly in the camp that the Broncos’ defensive players are among the dirtiest I’ve seen in a while.

  2. The best outcome is that moving forward Cam starts getting those calls from now on. They may even overcompensate in protecting him now. I would like to see the refs get reprimanded with fine or suspension. Won’t hold my breath on that wish.

    A personal foul should never be offset except by another, that might get changed in the rules. Otherwise you could drill a QB when you see a flag thrown for offensive holding.

    Never imagined Gano would miss that kick.

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