NFL, NFLPA investigating Patriots' handling of Patrick Chung's concussion protocol

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Early in the second quarter of Sunday’s game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars, Patrick Chung was shaken up on a run play. The New England Patriots’ safety returned after sitting out just one play and remained in the game for the rest of the first half.

But during halftime, something changed. The 10-year veteran underwent concussion protocol and did not come back into the game in the second half.

And now, the NFL Player’s Association and the NFL are investigating the Patriots’ handling of the whole scenario.

It is said that the decision to let Chung back into the game was a medical one and not a coach’s decision. Both the team and league officials decided that at that time, he did not have to undergo concussion protocol.

But as for what happened and what changed their minds during the halftime, the league and the Player’s Association are looking into it.

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