August 20, 2014

Concussion protections signed

Wisconsin student athletes won’t be allowed back in a game if they show concussion-like symptoms, under a bill signed at Lambeau Field by Governor Scott Walker on Monday. Any athlete who may have a concussion won’t be allowed to take the field again without a doctor’s permission. The National Football League and former Packers offensive lineman Mark Tauscher pushed for the law, which Tauscher says is a big step forward for athlete safety. Packers president Mark Murphy also spoke at the bill signing ceremony. He said medical decisions need to trump competitive decisions at every level, from high school to the pros. “When in doubt, sit it out,” Murphy said.

Rick Schuh, WHBY