NFL, NFLPA to investigate handling of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Sunday

NFL, NFLPA to investigate handling of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Sunday

The NFL and NFLPA will reportedly investigate how the Pittsburgh Steelers handled the concussion symptoms quarterback Ben Roethlisberger experienced during Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, according to ESPN.

The league and union want to know “why the spotter and the officials didn’t stop play and/or use a medical timeout after the hit that caused Roethlisberger’s concussion,” according to ESPN.

A union official tells ESPN that while it’s “great” that Roethlisberger self-reported his symptoms, “that’s not the process we all signed up for.”

Spotters, or certified athletic trainers, are supposed to be the first line of action, alerting officials if a player appears to need medical attention. The system was put in place this year.

Sportact Editors and Wire Services