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Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Williams rips NBA concussion policy

AP

CHICAGO — New Orleans Hornets coach Monty Williams blasted the NBA's protocols for determining when a player can return from a concussion, a day after No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis suffered a mild one.

Williams unloaded before Saturday's game against the Chicago Bulls, saying, "Now, they treat everybody like they have white gloves and pink drawers and it's getting old. It's just the way the league is now."

His comments came on the heels of Davis leaving Friday's win over Utah after taking an inadvertent elbow to the head from teammate Austin Rivers in the first half. A Chicago product, Davis stayed back in New Orleans to be examined and did not accompany the team on the trip.

He cannot return until he completes a series of tests to determine if he's fit to play.

"It's a man's game," Williams said. "They're treating these guys like they're five years old. He desperately wanted to come (to Chicago), but he couldn't make it."



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