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Donald Driver to the NFL's rescue

He should be lauded for persuading Aaron Rodgers not to play with a concussion

Originally Published: December 21, 2010
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

With one act of humanity and one public display of perspective, Packers receiver Donald Driver did more than a thousand studies or a million speeches. He accomplished what no one had yet managed to do in this era of heightened awareness of head injuries in the NFL: He made it OK for a teammate to leave the game because of a concussion.

Nine days ago, when Driver told quarterback Aaron Rodgers that he didn't look right, that he should leave the game and that his future as a human being ...

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