NFL Players’ Assoc To Use ‘Every Legal Option’ To Investigate

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is examined during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

At a glance

  • DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, has vowed to pursue “every legal option” to investigate a potential protocol violation by the Dolphins concerning quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
  • After Tagovailoa was carted off the field in Miami’s loss to the Bengals on “Thursday Night Football” – just four days after he appeared wobbly after taking a big hit against the Bills – Smith texted the following message to Amazon’s Andrew Whitworth, who is a former NFLPA player rep:
  • “We insisted on these rules to avoid exactly this scenario. We will pursue every legal option, including making referrals against the doctors to licensing agencies and the team that is obligated to keep our players safe.”

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