By Evan Hilbert
December 12, 2011

The NFL Players Association sent representatives to Cleveland to gather information about the the way the Browns treated quarterback Colt McCoy after he sustained a concussion Thursday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Browns coach Pat Shurmur maintained Monday that the team followed proper guidelines in re-entering McCoy after enduring a helmet-to-helmet hit from the Pittsburgh Steelers' James Harrison. McCoy didn't show signs of his concussion until after the game.

"He was deemed ready to play and he went back in the game," Shurmur said Monday. "We followed all the proper medical procedures."

Sources have told ESPN that protocol was not followed with regards to McCoy's handling, saying that the team did not follow proper testing procedures before putting McCoy back in the game.

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