A recent anonymous player poll asked active NFL players whether or not they would suit up for the Super Bowl with the knowledge that they had a concussion and, not surprisingly, a lot of them would.
Six of the ten Cowboys asked said, yes, if they had the chance to play in a Super Bowl, they wouldn’t let a concussion stop them.
“You think I’d sit out the Super Bowl?” one of the players said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “You’re nuts.”
Concussions remain a hot-button issue with the NFL, and one that’s not going away anytime soon. This new level of concern--which coincides with the rise of studies that link head trauma to serious, long-term health issues--is reflected in the list of fines for illegal hits being handed down from league offices each week of the season.
DeMarco Murray became the final Cowboy of the year to be fined when, the week after the season-ending loss to the Eagles, he was docked $20,000 for lowering his head to bowl over a Philadelphia defender--a move that was legal until the 2013 season.
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