Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took a shot at the NFL’s concussion rules at a campaign event in Florida on Wednesday.
A woman in attendance passed out, but she was able to regain consciousness and return to the rally. Trump took it as an opportunity to mock the league.
“That woman was out cold and now she’s coming back,” Trump said. “We don’t go by these new, and very much softer, NFL rules. Concussions, ’oh, oh! Got a little ding on the head. No, no, you can’t play for the rest of the season.’ Our people are tough.”
Here it is in video form (it occurs at the 1:10:20 mark).
Concussions are nothing to make fun of. They’re serious injuries that can lead to severe consequences later in life.
The NFL still has a lot of progress to make when it comes to diagnosing, treating and preventing concussions, but at least the awareness surrounding them is much better than it was a few years ago.
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