Columnist calls out NFL over concussion protocols

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Looking back at another busy Sunday of professional football, one sports columnist wrote Monday that the NFL isn’t taking its concussion protocol seriously enough.

“The NFL process for handling such cases has come under fire recently,” wrote Deron Snyder of The Washington Times. “Just as some observers feared four years ago—when the league introduced specific guidelines for players who may have been concussed—teams too often have erred on the side of carelessness instead of caution.”

Snyder went on to name a few specific examples that prove his point—that NFL teams are making rushed decisions that don’t seem to properly consider the league’s guidelines or player safety. As he wrote, it’s “a bad look” when players are being hit, returning to the game after being hit and then being placed into the protocol.

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