NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith sent representatives to Cleveland on Monday to gather more information about to the treatment of quarterback Colt McCoy. The team's coaching and medical staffs have come under fire for the way they handled the treatment of McCoy following the concussion he sustained during Thursday night's game against the Steelers. Under the collective bargaining agreement, the union has the ability to make unannounced visits to team facilities to review health and safety protocols. On Monday, coach Pat Shurmur maintained that the team's medical staff followed NFL guidelines before McCoy was cleared to go back into Thursday night's game at after he suffered a concussion following a nasty hit by Pittsburgh's James Harrison.
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