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Concussion reporting in football Mon, Aug 19, 2013
Last NFL football season, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith got a concussion and reported the symptoms to team trainers.  New rules made him sit out for a certain amount of time, during which his backup played well enough to eventually take his job, ultimately leading to an appearance in the Super Bowl.  Even after Smith was healthy enough to play, his backup still had the job.  Commissioner Roger Goodell said he did the right thing by self-reporting his concussion, but I see it as a dangerous precedent:  If you want to live a long life and hopefully not have brain issues when you're older, self-report.  If you want to play in the Super Bowl, fake being healthy.


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