Texans get the benefit of the doubt

The Texans [couldn’t have followed league concussion protocol][1] on that vicious Matt Schaub hit last week:

It seemed odd, to say the least, that Texans quarterback Matt Schaub missed only one play after losing a piece of his ear on a hit from Broncos linebacker Joe Mays that knocked Schaub’s helmet off, Rock-Em-Sock-Em-Robots style.

The team defended the decision to let Schaub return, claiming that it followed the league’s concussion protocol.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that the league doesn’t necessarily agree, given that the full testing process takes roughly eight to 10 minutes.

No action will be taken against the Texans, but Mort says the league will be watching.

Inexcusable if the league is as concerned about player safety as they claim to be. Why are Saints players suspended for multiple games and why did the team lose multiple draft picks when the Texans get no penalty for obviously lying about following the concussion procedure?

Safety theatre.

[1]: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/30/texans-handling-of-schaub-attracts-nfl-attention/