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NFL roundup: Redskins face fine for not disclosing Griffin concussion

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The NFL reportedly will levy a "hefty fine" against the Washington Redskins for not disclosing that quarterback Robert Griffin III had suffered a concussion during last Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

The league wants teams to quickly acknowledge a head injury so players who suffer concussions will not pushed back into play, FOX Sports reported Sunday.

Griffin was struck in the head by a Falcons player during a second-quarter scramble. After the left the field escorted by trainers, the Redskins announced he was "shaken up" and provided no updates until after the game. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said after the game Griffin has sustained a "mild concussion." Quarterback Robert Griffin III reportedly will start for the Washington Redskins on Sunday despite suffering a concussion last Sunday.

Griffin, who participated in limited practice Wednesday and Thursday but full workouts Friday, started Sunday's game against Minnesota.

--Pittsburgh Steelers rookie defensive lineman Alameda Ta'amu was arrested Sunday morning for allegedly trying to flee the police in a chase in which many vehicles were damaged.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, citing an emergency dispatch supervisor, reported Ta'amu faces more than a dozen felony and misdemeanor charges.

Ta'amu, 22, has been charged with felony counts of fleeing police, aggravated assault while driving drunk and three counts of aggravated assault.

---The NFL reportedly will schedule a second game in London next season with the Minnesota Vikings serving as the home team.

The league will announce the second game at London's Wembley Stadium at Tuesday's owners meetings, ESPN reported Sunday.

A league spokesman told ESPN there was no decision yet on a second London game. The NFL already had announced the Jacksonville Jaguars and San Francisco 49ers will play in London next season.

--Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli reportedly has been offered a two-year contract extension by team owner Clark Hunt.

Pioli, who has been with the Chiefs since 2009, has not yet signed the deal and is still negotiating buyout terms, CBSSports.com reported, citing a league source.

He has been roundly criticized for his signing of former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel, who has been a disappointment, and the hiring of head coach Todd Haley, who was fired last season.

-- Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray left Sunday's game against the Ravens because of a foot injury.

Murray apparently hurt his foot in the first half, after rushing for 90 yards before halftime. He had his right foot taped early in the third quarter and carried just once for three yards in the second half before leaving the game.

His status for the Cowboys next game is uncertain.

--Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb left in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Cowboys because of a knee injury.

Webb was injured while covering Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant on an 18-yard completion. Webb was unable to put any weight on his left leg as he left the field.

Coach John Harbaugh said after the game that Webb potentially has an anterior cruciate injury, and that could end his season.

---Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata left Sunday's game with a knee injury but later returned. CBS Sports reported Ngata probably has a sprained MCL and will have an MRI on Monday.
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