Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I have a question that makes all the difference between a valid lawsuit and frivolous garbage. Did the NFL compel them to return to the game or did
they simply allow it by not medically dropping them from the game? If they'd just said no after getting their bell rung, would they have suffered any
sanction of any kind?
If they weren't essentially forced to rejoin the game, it's a grab for more money by has been's, IMO. I have little to no sympathy for people who made
millions playing a game and then complain about going right back in to play after only they could truly know how hard they got rung, and still walked
back out themselves.
That's a good question- I hope this gives some answer-
The NFLPA declined comment until it receives more information. There's an inquiry into Dielman's concussion because of some unusual circumstances
surrounding the injury. He was concussed with about 12 minutes left in last Sunday's game against the New York Jets, after which he struggled to
maintain balance. He finished the game despite the head injury and was not assessed until after the loss to New York. The Chargers announced the
injury shortly before the team boarded a plane for San Diego.
So this player (Kris Dielman) got hit, and he stood up, then fell down again.. nobody on the Chargers noticed- or even checked him out and he
finished. On the flight home he had a seizure.
In another case-
BEREA, Ohio -- Although James Harrison's devastating, illegal hit on Colt McCoy was witnessed by millions on television and thousands at Heinz Field,
Cleveland's medical staff did not realize the severity of the blow when they treated the Browns quarterback.
During a nearly one-hour news conference, Holmgren explained that McCoy was not checked for a concussion on the sideline after the hit because he
wasn't showing symptoms. Also, the team's medical and training staffs were unaware of the impact of Harrison's helmet-to-face mask hit because they
were on the sideline working on other injured players.
Here are two cases where the placers had concussions and continued to play- for one reason they did NOT get proper medical attention on the field.
So.. to counter those saying "oh its a dangerous game they should know the risks"
Well, you can't always blame the players who are under major pressure to play and perform, even when hurt. Put it this way, if you are coaching a high
school team, and you notice a player limping but ignore it- are you not as responsible if he damages it more?
These are just 2 cases.. now I am not defending the players who are suing because I don't know their deals. Just trying to point out that some guys
are allowed to play hurt, or soon after getting a concussion because the pressure to win is so high.
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