Yes we are going to talk about HIPAA on a sports website. I am really having an issue with all the “BLOWHARDS” in this world creating a political agenda about the smallest thing.
The latest example came from The Butler/Dayton game on Saturday. Let’s not talk about the win over The Dayton Flyers.
Let me set the stage for you..The Bulldogs leading scorer coverage of Rotnei Clarke’s during the game makes full speed into the goal post, twisting his neck and leaving him motionless in the court.
Obviously the injury was one of those that put you on the edge of your seat and holding breath. So as a fan your watching this unfold on LIVE TV…you much like the fans in the stands want to make sure Clark is OK.
The injury occurred right in front of a NBC TV camera, with close-ups and the microphone turned up broadcasting live Clarke’s agony,and the silence in the gym.
You heard Clark say to the medical staff “I can’t move, I can’t move,” “This is hurting bad.”…
The outrage comes from medical personal saying this was “morally, ethically wrong” to broadcast this.
So here is my take…Athletes playing on LIVE National TV become public figures. As such you give up the right to privacy! Now lets not take this too far. I am not saying we should have cameras in the back of the ambulance, or in the ER but on the playing field or court we as fans should be allowed to see this unfold. Fans had the rare opportunity to hear a trainer or doctor ask Rotnei, “Did you feel numbness in your hands?” Then telling him, “Don’t move, don’t move.” Later a doctor is heard saying, “He’s got tenderness in C5 – C6.”…This is exciting for fans!
I applaud NBC for staying with the action! Its about time Networks get back to “Covering the Game”!
So I ask you this? Did NBC violate any laws, was the privacy of Clark infringed upon?
If this was your kid playing what would be your response?
As a fan what are your thoughts?
OK FIST BUMP ME AND GO BACK TO WORK!