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No timetable for NFLPA investigation of Cam Newton concussion protocol

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 18:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers takes the field for warmups before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Bank of America Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Getty Images

The investigation continues regarding whether Panthers quarterback Cam Newton should have been removed from the final drive of the opening-night game for a concussion evaluation. More accurately, the investigations.

In response to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that the process could be wrapped up this week, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that there is no timetable for the conclusion of the investigation commenced by the NFL Players Association.

And that continues to be the biggest misconception about the entire process. There are two investigations, not one; the NFL is investigating, and the NFLPA is separately investigating.

If the outcomes of the investigations conflict, a neutral arbitrator will decide whether a violation of the concussion protocol occurred. So this thing could be lingering for a while, especially if the league and the union reach different conclusions.

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2 Responses to “No timetable for NFLPA investigation of Cam Newton concussion protocol”
  1. sportsmediasameasnewsmedia says: Sep 18, 2016 2:00 PM

    I thought the lawsuit a few years ago took care of everything? Nope, like every issue nowadays, it’s political..

  2. grogansheroes says: Sep 18, 2016 2:44 PM

    Ted Wells must be out of the country!

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