A doctor told Russell Wilson he was lucky to escape without a broken jaw after a hit to the head by Karlos Dansby in Week 10, but the Seahawks quarterback still felt the impact’s effect for days.
Wilson told reporters Friday that he couldn’t eat solid food for about three days after the Nov. 9 win in Arizona and had to subsist on smoothies through the weekend after the Thursday night game. In addition to the liquid diet, he had to wear what amounted to a splint for a little while to “reset” his jaw.
“The league’s gotta do what they’ve gotta do and obviously it’s really important for player safety and everything, but I was completely fine — just my jaw got busted up pretty good,” Wilson said. “We’re cooperating, doing everything we can to make sure that we do it the right way, that’s how we always try to do it.”
Dansby was fined $18,231 for the hit, according to multiple reports Friday.
“We all see how impactful a commissioner’s decision can be in many areas. We’ve given him a lot of power. I think we need the checks and balances of ownership having to actually be in a position to not just suggest but approve of his decisions. So that’s what this is about.”
Goodell’s contract is set to expire at the end of 2018, but if the proposed contract extension gets approved, Goodell would be commissioner through 2024. Jones reiterated that he wants the compensation committee to not only negotiate the extension, but to also have it approved unanimously by the owners.