Daily Madden: The Concussion Factor

(KCBS) – A proposal to extend the NFL season by two games is a key issue in negotiations between the owners and players. But would that lead to more injuries, including concussions? John Madden says the concussion issue has long been “swept under the rug,” and may still not be taken seriously enough at all levels of football.

With more news leaking out of the NFL talks, John wonders what happened to the arbitrator’s gag order. Could it be that owners and players just can’t keep their mouths shut?

Just because you’re a pro athlete doesn’t mean you look good playing other sports. John remembers when the Raiders had a basketball team. He only saw one game because he was embarrassed to watch NFL great Jim Otto trying to dribble down court. (8:45)

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