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Cam Newton concussion protocol investigation result coming as soon as Monday

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 08:  Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers is hit by free safety Darian Stewart #26 of the Denver Broncos in the third quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 8, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) Getty Images

It’s been five weeks and three days since Panthers quarterback Cam Newton absorbed a big hit during a first game of the regular season and wasn’t removed for a concussion evaluation. The NFL and NFL Players Association launched separate investigations, and a decision is coming soon.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, an announcement could be made as soon as Monday. As another source explained it, the NFL wants the NFLPA to agree to the terms of a joint press release. The union is resisting for now; ultimately, there may be a more generic agreement regarding the facts of the case.

Ultimately, it’s believed that there will be no finding of a violation of the protocol. But the outcome will likely entail further changes to the process for determining whether an evaluation is required, with the goal of ironing out some lingering loopholes and exceptions that may have contributed to Newton not receiving a concussion evaluation.

The delayed resolution of the situation has arisen from disagreements regarding certain facts and regarding how those facts should be interpreted. The NFL and NFLPA apparently have agreed to enough to permit a resolution of the case without a disagreement on whether a violation occurred.

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12 Responses to “Cam Newton concussion protocol investigation result coming as soon as Monday”
  1. patsfan says: Oct 16, 2016 7:29 PM

    I bet this gets swept under the same “acceptable dirty secrets” rug as tampering.

  2. jstamper3377 says: Oct 16, 2016 7:32 PM

    “More probable than not” only applies to the Patriots. Nothing to see here, move along.

  3. raiderlyfe510 says: Oct 16, 2016 7:39 PM

    My Las Vegas squad got beat down.

  4. jimmyjohns01 says: Oct 16, 2016 7:50 PM

    Obviously the NFL isn’t going to find any fault against themselves.

  5. smitty113 says: Oct 16, 2016 8:07 PM

    Hey immature child – where are the gold spikes and superman shirt you wore before the Super Bowl? BTW – great maturity yet again in your press conference.

  6. babygaga19 says: Oct 16, 2016 8:16 PM

    Meanwhile, I just saw Camera rollar skating down Main Street without a helmet. His new outfit was Fly! What a guy!

  7. 8oneanddones says: Oct 16, 2016 8:28 PM

    Will the investigation determine how many helmet to helmet hits the Broncos got away with in that game?

  8. tonebones says: Oct 16, 2016 8:32 PM

    The one fact to keep in mind: Newton didn’t have a concussion. Do facts matter?

  9. gmen5280 says: Oct 16, 2016 8:35 PM

    Maybe a concussion side affect is acting like a cry baby when things are not going your way.
    “Next Question”
    What a cop out from someone who is considered a professional.

  10. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 16, 2016 8:42 PM

    Am I the only one who doesn’t care?

  11. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Oct 16, 2016 8:51 PM

    The one thing he hates the most about losing ,,,,,,, no attention on him !

  12. jerjaxon says: Oct 16, 2016 8:59 PM

    Karma. God I LOVE seeing him lose

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