In essence, Edelman said that he was basically asked if he thought he had a concussion. He said that he did not, and he was put back on the field. The episode probably lasted a bit longer, but it is clear that the protocol was not followed. Edelman has no reason to lie about this, but the Patriots have a culture of cheating that shows they would have no problem with putting someone back on the field when they probably have some kind of head injury.
There could not be a worse message to send to people in youth sports, youth safety advocate Paul Mathieson added, especially in the age where discussions like these go viral across Twitter and other like social sites They are being told that you can go back on the field as long as the game is important. The problem is that all people are going to claim that game is important, and we will have kids playing with head injuries for another couple decades until that practice is made illegal