NFL says Bakhtiari violated concussion rules, clears Packers of wrongdoing

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NFL says Bakhtiari violated concussion rules, clears Packers of wrongdoing

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Jan 10, 2014

The NFL says that Green Bay Packers rookie offensive tackle David Bakhtiari broke league concussion protocol by returning to the field for an extra point after possibly suffering a concussion during the team's playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

The league cleared the Packers and another team from wrongdoing in two sideline concussion-related incidents:

"We emphasize that we find no fault in how the team medical staffs conducted themselves last weekend," the league said in a memo cited on an NFL web site.