The Case Keenum case is closed. Unless it isn’t.
As it relates to the question of whether anyone will be disciplined for last week’s incident involving Rams quarterback Case Keenum, the league has confirmed to PFT that no one else will be disciplined, either. However, the NFL contends that the case has not been closed.
“The review continues with the union to see what can be learned to ensure protocols are followed by all involved,” the NFL told PFT via email. “This includes players, officials, the ATC and team medical staff.”
In future cases, discipline could indeed be imposed if/when a player with an apparent concussion is not promptly removed from play. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the unique confluence of events in this case contributed to the decision to not take action against anyone involved.
So, basically, the league is taking the position that it was nobody’s fault. The better view could be to determine based on the outcome that it was everybody’s fault. While an argument could be made that it’s not fair to make everyone responsible, that would be the most effective way to prevent something like this from happening again.