Remember this startling observation from a former Georgia trainer?
Turns out something got lost in translation.
A former Georgia assistant football trainer who told the NCAA in an email that athletes returned to games after concussions said in an interview he was referring to opposing teams during his career and not anyone that played for Georgia.
Dean Crowell told the Athens Banner-Herald on Sunday night: “Let me be clear about that. It was not one of my athletes and it was not one of my athletes at UGA. It was just a personal observation I had seen during my career. …It wasn’t someone on a team at an institution that I was working at. It was an opponent.”
Crowell worked at Georgia during the 2007-09 football seasons. He was also an athletic trainer at North Carolina (2003-07), Rutgers (2001-03) and Dartmouth (2000-01).
Minor detail, that. And good job by Weiszer ferreting that out.
By the way, another reason the NCAA needs to be nervous about where this concussion stuff may be going is that there are signs the NFL may throw college football under the bus as part of a deliberate strategy to defend itself in its concussion litigation. Nice.