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Pete Carroll On Why $100k Fine Was a “Good Thing”

Can we throw away the 2017-2018 NFL season? Between injuries, coaches quitting and owners being revealed as racists, this season has been tough to watch and even tougher for players choosing to do what they love and staying true to who they are.

Concussions are one topic that dominates every season, but as of late they seem to be getting worse for players. The Seahawks were recently fined $100k for violating the concussion protocol involving quarterback, Russell Wilson, during week 10 against the Cardinals. While most teams would fight or even appeal the fine, the Seahawks owned the mistake and called it a “good thing”,

“We never had any intention of trying to avoid that at all. It’s just the way that things came down,” Carroll said. “I see why the league did what they did. The best thing about this is it shouldn’t happen like that again, and we’ve made some changes to help us. So in the long run, it’s a good thing.”

Concussions aren’t to be taken lightly. With a large number of injuries this year, hopefully, teams understand the importance of taking care of their players for the long-term and not one game. Wilson is vital to the Seahawks success and taking care of him should be the top priority.