Seahawks fined for not properly examining Russell Wilson.
During the Seattle Seahawks' 22-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10, Russell Wilson took a helmet to the chin, courtesy of Karlos Dansby, and was sent to the sidelines by one of the officials to undergo the NFL’s concussion test.
However, he barely sat down to undergo the initial test and replaced his backup after just one play.
Today, a little more than a month has gone by since that game, the NFL has announced that the Seahawks will be fined $100,000 for violating the league's concussion protocol. In addition to the fine, the Seahawks coaching and medical staffs will be required to attend remedial training regarding the protocol.
From the statement:
"The NFL and NFLPA have jointly reviewed the application of the Concussion Protocol to Russell Wilson. The results of the joint review determined there was a failure in the application of the protocol following the tackle of Mr. Wilson during the Seahawks-Cardinals game on November 9."
"As a result, Seattle has been fined $100,000 and the coaching and medical staffs will be required to attend remedial training regarding the protocol."
Russell Wilson needed to have his jaw realigned after taking the hit, but ultimately said he did not suffer a concussion. The Seahawks, 8-6, are still in the NFC playoff picture as they head into a must-win game against the Cowboys in Dallas this weekend.