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LEAGUE OF DENIAL: NFL's Concussion Crisis

Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru discuss their new book with Bob Ley on OTL, in which they say the NFL used its power to deny a link between playing football and brain damage. The National Football League conducted a two-decade campaign to deny a growing body of scientific research that showed a link between playing football and brain damage, according to a new book co-authored by a pair of ESPN investigative reporters. The book, "League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth," reports that the NFL used its power and resources to discredit independent scientists and their work; that the league cited research data that minimized the dangers of concussions while emphasizing the league's own flawed research; and that league executives employed an aggressive public relations strategy designed to keep the public unaware of what league executives really knew about the effects of playing the game.
Posted October 12, 2013 - Filed in CTE - #Addiction  #Mental Illness  #Drugs  #Depression  #Suicide  #NFL  #Abuse  #PTSD  #PCS  #CTE 
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