National Football League investigating Panthers again for potential violation of concussion protocol

NFL NFLPA to Review How Panthers Handled Hit on QB Newton

National Football League investigating Panthers again for potential violation of concussion protocol

He's talking trash about Carolina players, retweeting Cam Newton memes and he even sent the Panthers quarterback a bottle of wine as a "thank you" for letting the Saints beat his team three times this season.

The NFL's new concussion protocol, implemented on December 11, included the notice that the league will 'require a locker room concussion evaluation for all players demonstrating gross or sustained vertical instability (e.g., stumbling or falling to the ground when trying to stand)'. He also made one of the most important plays late in the fourth quarter when a near-sack resulted in intentional grounding on Newton, helping the Saints prevent the Panthers from coming back.

Panthers interim general manager Marty Hurney said the medical staff "did everything the right way" when it came to handling Newton's injury.

Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers is checked on the sideline during the fourth quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, January 7.

Rivera added that Newton went to ground to give Anderson time to warm up.

The Bills had not featured in the play-offs since losing 22-16 at this stage in 1999, and had not reached the divisional round since 1995. The founding C.E.O. of the Concussion Legacy Foundation tweeted, "This "Cam Newton's visor poked him in the eye" is the greatest storyline in the history of sports".

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He was taken to the sideline medical tent for evaluation for a concussion and cleared after missing only one play.

"He [Newton] actually got poked in the eye", Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said in quotes reported by Rivera said during his postgame news conference that Newton was told to sit down near the sideline to give Anderson an opportunity to warm up before going into the game.

Jordan said the hit that Newton absorbed was significant.

It is the third incident this season known to have been formally investigated by the league and union under the policy they developed through a 2016 agreement, although they informally review every concussion evaluation. After the Week 3 game, Jordan made some jokes about Newton's fashion choices.

Later in the year, Newton said, "I didn't know he was a fan of my dress code". "I think Ryan Kalil is a hell of a player, and Matt Kalil, speedbump".

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