As we have highlighted the Dielman injury was very poorly handled and regardless of how you view it, it put the mans life in danger. Mike Florio has been all over it (see posts below), as has Will Carroll of Sports Illustrated, and you can add Boomer Esiason to that list. According to this editorial Boomer did not hold back;
Esiason also took a shot at the Chargers’ medical staff and coaches after offensive lineman Kris Dielman continued to play after suffering a concussion that subsequently caused a seizure on the plane ride home.
“What about his teammates saying something? How about the referees saying something? Yet he played and finished the game out,” Esiason said. “… I’m always talking about concussions, managing them and looking out for them. This was a clear dose of negligence in my eyes on the part of the San Diego Chargers and their medical staff.”
Now Monday Night Football and ESPN has the opportunity to make its feelings known as the Chargers play tonight. I will not hold my breath.
Most likely I will be taking the kids out to get some candy for dad, so if anyone hears of them discussing the Dielman incident please comment or send it my way… Thanks!