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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid explained the decision process among the league, team trainers and himself about the concussion protocol for quarterback Alex Smith on Sunday in Indianapolis.
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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid explained the decision process among the league, team trainers and himself about the concussion protocol for quarterback Alex Smith on Sunday in Indianapolis.

When Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith left Sunday’s game against the Colts with a head injury, Nick Foles took over.

The Chiefs signed Foles before the season and made a lot of Chiefs fans happy, because Foles has had success in the past, particularly with the Eagles.

KSHB (Cha. 41) meteorologist/sports fan Gary Lezak was not happy that there was no penalty on the hit to Smith, but he also felt good that Foles was the Chiefs’ backup. This is what he shared on Twitter:

Smith returned and was injured again and left, and Foles threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill. Lezak then tweeted this:

That made a number of fans irate, and Lezak even responded to one.

I guess at this point, Alex Smith’s wife, Elizabeth, had seen enough. She offered this rebuke to Lezak:

When Lezak became aware of the tweet from Mrs. Smith, he appeared to backtrack a bit. This is what he tweeted to her:

Elizabeth Smith then reminded us all that these pro athletes we watch are people and most have a family that loves and cares for them. She had this series of tweets:

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