NFL, union launch joint review of Panthers' handling of Cam Newton injury

NFL, union launch joint review of Panthers' handling of Cam Newton injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The NFL and NFL Players Association are conducting a joint review into how the Carolina Panthers handled the concussion protocol as it related to a fourth-quarter hit on quarterback Cam Newton in Sunday's NFC playoff loss at New Orleans. According to the policy, if the protocol was not properly followed, the team is subject to discipline. The Seattle Seahawks were fined $100,000, and the team's coaching and medical staffs were required to attend medical training regarding the concussion protocol, after a joint review determined the club did not properly evaluate quarterback Russell Wilson following a hard tackle during a Nov. 9 game against Arizona. The review took more than

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