Doctor: NFL players have intentionally bombed
just amzing!.. even then the league tries to protect the players, the players find the 'loophole' to try and cheat the tests- never would ahve thought of this before
Doctor: NFL players have intentionally bombed baseline tests
Concussion protocol discussed Aaron Wilson
The NFL needs to be on guard for players who will intentionally bomb on their baseline tests so they can get back on the field when given post-concussion examinations, according to FOX Sports.
Dr. Daniel Amen said players try to do in order to be cleared faster.
"Players are smart," Aman said. "They know that if they have a concussion and score badly that, 'I'm going to be taken out. It's going to affect my livelihood.' I've had a number of players tell me they purposely do bad on the testing to start so if they get a concussion it doesn't affect them. We need to educate them that this is a really dumb idea, that it's the rest of their life that they're playing with."
Amen said that players use Ritalin to help pass concussion tests.
"Ritalin will work," Amen said. "It helps boost activity to the front part of the brain. In my mind, it's not the first thing I would do to rehabilitate a concussion but it would be on the list of things to do. Clearly, it's not approved by the NFL or a smart thing to do and try to cheat the test."