Dorin Dickerson admits hiding concussion on Sunday

Dorin Dickerson said he might not remember talking to the media Sunday.
Dorin Dickerson said he might not remember talking to the media Sunday. (USATSI)

Breaking news: An NFL player suffered a concussion, continued playing and didn't tell anyone. What does make that news is Lions tight end Dorin Dickerson admitting to it afterward, saying he "probably won't remember" talking to the media.

Dickerson admitted to reporters after the game that he "got a little concussion" and played through it until making two critical errors late in the fourth quarter.

"Got a little concussion. Should have reported it," Dickerson said. "Thought I could get through it."

Dickerson dropped a ball in the fourth quarter and was called for holding on the next play. But he said the concussion wasn't him "trying to make excuses" and that he wouldn't even "remember" speaking with the media.

"I mean, honestly, probably, after we leave here, I probably won't remember talking to you guys," Dickerson said. "I'm not trying to make excuses. I'm just telling the truth. I thought I had a pretty good game up until that play."

It's fairly, um, mind-blowing to have a player in this day and age say he probably won't remember speaking with the media. (Of course, that's probably why players who suffer concussions don't speak to the press in the first place ...)

We'll see whether or not Dickerson, who said he suffered the third concussion of his career, or the Lions will end up receiving any sort of punishment for not immediately reporting the head injury.

CBS Sports Senior Writer

Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

Show Comments Hide Comments
Our Latest Stories
    CBS Sports Shop