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              NFL football Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions from the media after speaking about concussions, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
              NFL football Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions from the media after speaking about concussions, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)   

Trainer will oversee in-game testing

As a direct result of the Cleveland Browns’ failure to test quarterback Colt McCoy for a concussion on the sideline during a game, the NFL will alert all 32 teams that, effective this week, an independently certified athletics trainer will be assigned to monitor all suspected concussion-related injuries, a league official confirmed Tuesday.

The independent trainers will be paid by the NFL and approved by the NFL Players Association, according to league spokesman Greg Aiello.

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