The Seattle Seahawks may not have put up very big numbers in last weekend’s 42-7 blowout loss to the Rams.
But the league sure handed them one yesterday.
The Seahawks learned that they will be levied with a $100,000 fine for a ‘failure in application’ of the league-mandated concussion protocol.
The fine stems from a hit Russell Wilson took from Arizona Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby back in Week 10 in which Wilson was initially taken out of the game to get checked for a concussion.
Thing is, Wilson was caught on tape avoiding going into the tent on the sideline to be checked only to duck out literally seconds later to return to action a few minutes later.
In addition to the fine, the Seahawks’ coaching and medical staffs will be required to attend a remedial training program on concussions.
You know, like keeping a player off the field when his eyes are in the back of his head.
The fine is lofty. But it really doesn’t fit what has been a gathering storm in terms of how teams have handled the concussion protocol this season. The Houston Texans and Tom Savage are the latest example of this.