NFL Gets Proactive, Meets with Bloggers of Parent Sites

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck continued along a proactive path when it comes to concussion awareness, meeting, along with several experts, with bloggers on Wednesday at a luncheon at NFL Headquarters.

“If you don’t know what’s going on, you’re trusting that the coach knows what’s going on,” Hallenbeck said to the bloggers, who author sites for parents. “The fact is, they don’t all know what they’re talking about.”

Goodell gave an example: “If your kid’s coach is having scrimmages at every practice, that’s unacceptable.”

The duo were joined by Dr. Elizabeth Pieroth, neuropsychologist and head injury consultant to the Chicago Bears; Dr. Gerard Gioia, Chief of Neuropsychology for the Children’s National Medical Center; Kelly Sarmiento of the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC); and Corie Elkin, a mother, who is part of USA Football’s Coach Mom program.

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