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NFL Shows Concussion Policy Working

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Week 10 in the NFL saw the vexing issue of concussions raise its ugly (and groggy) head again, with three starting quarterbacks in the NFC going down like so many bowling pins. Michael Vick on the East Coast, Alex Smith on the West Coast and Jay Cutler in the country's midsection all were knocked out of action by second-quarter blows, and not coincidentally, none of their teams rallied to win in their absence.

Predictably, given the heightened awareness and seriousness of the concussion dilemma, there was immediate debate on whether the Chicago Bears were negligent in allowing Cutler to remain in the game another seven plays after he was leveled on a head-high hit by Houston Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins. Covering the game, I myself tweeted from Soldier Field...

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