Why the Warriors should move on from Melrose Internal Medicine
The Warriors, the reigning NBA champions, have been talking about moving on from the renowned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mark Melrose, in light of the news that he was found to have sexually abused patients.
The NBA and the league’s commissioner, Adam Silver, have released a statement calling on the team to “take the necessary steps to terminate Dr. Melrose’s employment.”
“The league has repeatedly called on Dr. Merrick Garland to step down and allow him to complete his professional career in the United States,” Silver said in the statement.
“We believe Dr. Garland has made a number of mistakes and we are deeply disappointed in the treatment he has received from Dr.
“While we are not aware of any evidence of criminal activity by Dr. Melsor, we are extremely concerned about his conduct.””
We have been working with the FBI and with other federal agencies, including the New York Attorney General, to fully investigate this matter and to bring Dr. Mellows’ actions to an end.
“While we are not aware of any evidence of criminal activity by Dr. Melsor, we are extremely concerned about his conduct.”
Melrose, 64, was a pioneer in orthopedics and he has had a prominent role in treating concussions and other injuries in the game for more than 40 years.
As head of the American College of Sports Medicine, he was instrumental in developing the concussion protocol for the NFL and other professional sports leagues.
His name was associated with the Cleveland Browns when he was named president of the organization in the early 1990s.
A longtime critic of the NFL’s concussion protocols, he left the team in 2004 after suffering multiple concussions.
In recent years, Melrose has been accused of sexually assaulting patients, including former NFL players such as the Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.
Melrow was the author of two best-selling books on the intersection of sports medicine and the culture of the workplace, “The Sports Medicine Approach” and “The Psychology of Performance.”
He was also a key figure in the development of a “brain-training program” developed by the NFL that has been used for decades by teams.
Sources: ESPN, ESPN Cri and ESPN CropDogs