TCU's Gary Patterson addresses concussion flap

October, 22, 2010
10/22/10
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TCU coach Gary Patterson appeared Friday on Mike Tirico's Weekend Blitz on ESPN Radio and addressed the report that he berated a team physician on the sideline during the Horned Frogs' Sept. 24 game at SMU.

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TCU coach Gary Patterson joins Mike Tirico's Weekend Blitz to addressed the report that he berated a team physician for holding a player out after being diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms.

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"My discussion was because of information," Patterson said. "You're in the heat of the battle … and I had talked to the young man. You know, because of privacy laws, you can't really talk about those kind of things, but … um, you know, I didn't get any information and I was trying to find out cause I had talked to the young man and even out on the field and, and so uh… finally I got and then I was OK.

"I was just trying to find out. It wasn't so much about whether he played or not, because he was told he had a concussion, so he was out. But you know, I was just trying to find out information about what was going on."

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"You know, it's well documented: I'm awfully intense on the sidelines, so uh … you know, everything else is fine. Our doc's a great guy and did everything appropriately on the sidelines to make sure the young man was taken care of, which we've always done here at TCU."

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