If Stewart Bradley acts like this on his bro-date, he may make one local man very happy. That, and the Eagles may be in some serious trouble with the NFL. New league rules clearly state that you can't put a concussed player back into a game when he shows outward signs of a concussion. Those signs are:
- Loss of consciousness;
- Confusion as evidenced by disorientation to person, time or place; inability to respond appropriately to questions; or inability to remember assignments or plays;
- Amnesia as evidenced by a gap in memory for events occurring just prior to the injury; inability to learn and retain new information; or a gap in memory for events that occurred after the injury;
- Abnormal neurological examination, such as abnormal pupillary response, persistent dizziness or vertigo, or abnormal balance on sideline testing.
- New and persistent headache, particularly if accompanied by photosensitivity, nausea, vomiting or dizziness;
- Any other persistent signs or symptoms of concussion.
Look, I'm no doctor, but I think this behavior is exhibiting at least one of those symptoms…
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Just a few plays later Bradley was put back into the game. I've seen a lot of guys get their bell rung in sports, but only once have I seen a player get up and fall like that- when Eric Lindros hit Valdimir Konstantinov. He didn't return to the game.
Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported that the NFL is looking into the incident as a potentially serious issue. Last December, they expanded their concussion guidelines to better protect players from long term effects as a result of improperly treated concussions.
No word on if Stew took the Vespa home.