SAN DIEGO - NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said the union is still concerned about San Diego Chargers team doctor David Chao even though he reportedly has been cleared by an independent panel.
In a statement, Smith said neither the Chargers nor the NFL initiated an inquiry or provided oversight of Chao even though he has been found liable of malpractice.
At a pre-Super Bowl news conference, Smith called for Chao to be replaced. The NFLPA filed a complaint.
Quoting a club source it did not identify, the U-T San Diego reported Sunday three independent doctors "totally exonerated" Chao.