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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. They will not comment further until those conversations are completed. The Panthers would find the end zone one more time, but it's what happened during the final seconds that has people talking about this game.

Both Newton and head coach Ron Rivera indicated after the game that he was poked in the eye and wasn't dealing with symptoms of a head injury.


Newton took a shot to the head from Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata midway through the fourth quarter.

The NFL revised the concussion protocol after Houston Texans QB Tom Savage was let back into a game following a hit that left him shaking on the ground, though the Texans were not fined.


The co-founder of the Boston University CTE Center believes Cam Newton suffered a concussion during Sunday's National Football League playoff game. and says Cam's excuse for going back in the game is a joke. Regardless of the comments made by Newton and Rivera, there will be some sort of action taken by the league to look into the matter further.

The league is now looking into the situation, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.


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