"Get up. Walk it off."
That's the frequent mentality of athletes facing injuries across the wide spectrum of contact sports. But former football players and safety advocates told Congress that dismissing a concussion as "getting your bell rung" or "clock cleaned" creates a public health risk and necessitates review by the National Football League and Congress.
Amid growing concerns that the NFL has created a culture of hard hits and machismo where players do not report injuries to team...Full Story