The NFL's independent neurologist who decided Robert Griffin III wasn't fit to play after initially clearing the Washington quarterback has resigned from his post, according to the Washington Post.
Robert Kurtzke will remain the neurologist responsible for deciding when Griffin will be cleared to return to action, but will step down from his position as the NFL's independent neurologist after a confusing fiasco of changing decisions.
Griffin first went down with a concussion in the second week of preseason after absorbing several hits from the Detroit Lions defensive line. After leaving to the locker room, Griffin returned to the field and Joe Theismann, providing color commentary for Washington fans, said that he had been cleared for action.
Abraham Kader will replace Kurtzke as the NFL's independent neurologist, but the two will work together on the clearance of Griffin before Kurtzke leaves his post for good. Griffin was reportedly re-tested by the pair of doctors on Friday, although an update on his status hasn't yet been revealed.
If Washington plans to release Griffin, the team must first wait for the quarterback to be cleared for the 2015 season to avoid owing him more than $16 million in 2016.