Amazon Prime is being questioned over their coverage of Tua Tagovailoa’s head injury on Thursday Night Football.
Last week, the NFLPA launched an investigation into the Dolphins’ handling of Tagovailoa’s concussion protocol after the QB was allowed to return and play against the Bills despite being visibly wobbly on the field.
This is what happened to Tua Tagovailoa after his head hit the turf hard. Not sure how you let him back in.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 25, 2022
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 25, 2022
On Thursday, Tagovailoa was carted off the field after suffering a neck/injury just four days after the Dolphins’ game against the Bills.
This is a disaster. Pray for Tua. Fire the medical staffs and coaches. I predicted this and I hate that I am right. Two concussions in 5 days can kill someone. This can end careers. How are we so stupid in 2022. pic.twitter.com/D8S8eEbgda
— Chris Nowinski, Ph.D. (@ChrisNowinski1) September 30, 2022
During the Amazon Prime halftime show, fans noticed that the NFLPA’s investigation into the Dolphins was not mentioned once.
Amazon just did an entire halftime segment on Tua without mentioning that Tua was tested for a concussion 4 days ago or that the NFLPA requested an investigation.
— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) September 30, 2022
The Amazon Prime halftime crew just drops the ball regarding Tua’s injury. No mention of Tua’s injury v Buffalo on Sunday or the questions of how the Dolphins’ handled it or the NFLPA’s investigation.
— Mike Waters (@MikeWatersSYR) September 30, 2022
How does Amazon do an entire halftime show and not even MENTION the injury to @Tua 4 days ago and raise even the most basic (glaringly obvious) question about whether he should've been cleared to play tonight, where NFLPA investigation stands, and possible consequences of this??
— Jonathan Hardison (@FOX6Hardison) September 30, 2022
Some questioned whether the NFL directed Amazon not to talk about the NFLPA investigation.
I wonder if they were told at halftime not to mention what happened last week to Tua and the ongoing investigation because they didn’t mention a word.
— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) September 30, 2022
Update: Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit addressed the NFLPA investigation in the fourth quarter of Amazon Prime’s broadcast.
Someone at Amazon is reading Twitter and just forced that Herbert/Michaels convo about Tua’s hit last week
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 30, 2022