Roger Goodell pointed to Article 50 in the new collective bargaining agreement. Here are Goodell’s quotes, via San Diego UT:
“Article 50 states that if there’s an issue with any medical decision or the medical professionals of a club,” Goodell said, “there could be a resolution by meeting with independent doctors, I believe, three different doctors including an NFLPA attorney, and they will review the matter.
“As I understand it, that’s exactly what’s going on in San Diego, so we’ll allow the process to unfold. But I’m comfortable our doctors make the best possible decisions for the players. We’ll stand behind that, we’ll engage in the process, and we’ll let it unfold.”
So some independent doctors will review Dr David Chao and his practice and they will decide if he is doing anything wrong that deserves the Chargers attention. It sounds like Chao still could easily have a job when this is all said and done.