He Won’t Say It, but NFL Must Do Better to Protect Superman Cam Newton

September 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

DENVER — The look on the face of the Carolina staff member told the story of the night.
In the aftermath of Denver’s 21-20 victory over Carolina on Thursday night, the staff member was asked a simple question: How is it that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was not taken out of the game for examination of a possible concussion?
The staff member looked back and said, “That’s the question I’m asking.”
During Carolina’s final drive, Newton took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Denver safety Darian Stewart. Newton’s head snapped from side to side. It was clearly a hit worthy of review, and the NFL said on Friday it did just that:
"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," the league said. "During stoppage in play while on-field officials were in the process of administrat...

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