The NFL and the National Football League Players Association on Monday announced a new policy to enforce the league's concussion protocol.
Under the new policy, the NFL and NFLPA will follow what's described as a strict and fair process to investigate incidents and determine appropriate discipline.
The new policy sets forth disciplinary action against a club should a member of its medical staff or other employee fail to follow the standard concussion protocol.
The NFL and NFLPA will each designate a representative to monitor the implementation of the protocol and investigate potential violations. The investigation will not reach medical conclusions; it will only determine whether the protocol was followed.
Following the investigation, the NFL and NFLPA will review the findings to determine if a violation occurred and, if so, to recommend the proper disciplinary response.
Fines will range from $150,000 against the club up to the forfeiture of draft picks.