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NFL and NFLPA take steps to enforce concussion protocol

NFL and NFLPA take steps to enforce concussion protocol

The NFL and NFL Players Assn. announced an agreement Monday to enforce the league’s game-day concussion protocol and discipline clubs that violate it.

The new enforcement policy, which includes club fines and possible forfeiture of draft picks, adds teeth to a concussion protocol already in place.

The league and union will each designate a representative to monitor the implementation of the protocol and investigate potential violations, the sides said in a joint news release. If a violation has occurred and the sides are unable to agree on disciple, the matter will be brought before a neutral arbitrator.

Potential disciplinary action for those who violate the...

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