League of Denial

League of Denial

The NFL's Concussion Crisis

Streaming Video - 2013
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The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America's indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault as thousands of former players and a host of scientists claim the league has covered up how football inflicted long-term brain injuries on many players. In this special investigation, FRONTLINE and prize-winning journalists Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada of ESPN reveal the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries, drawn from their forthcoming book League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth (Crown Archetype, October 2013). What did the NFL know and when did it know it? What's the truth about the risks to players? What can be done? The FRONTLINE investigation details how, for years, the league denied and worked to refute scientific evidence that the violent collisions at the heart of the game are linked to an alarming incidence of early onset dementia, catastrophic brain damage, death, and other devastating consequences for some of football's all-time greats.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9781608830053
Branch Call Number: ETV HOOPLA
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 120 min.)) : sound, color

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Miller1114
Jun 18, 2017

One of the best David vs Goliath stories ever told. Whenever you have an industry that makes billions of dollars a year, the NFL, the tobacco industry, the oil industry, pharma etc., you will never win. Justice is not blind. It's rich!

The sad part about this is there are kids in poor neighborhoods whose only way out is playing a sport. They are literally killing themselves to feed their families. The greatest tragedy in all this is the NFL is a tax exempt organization. Billions and billions of dollars, tax free. We should all be so lucky!

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lsmir
Mar 26, 2015

This documentary is a bit slanted in favour of one side (I don't necessarily disagree with their stance, but I do like to see all views represented equally). However, it does offer good case studies, interviews and forecasts, and is a must-watch for anyone curious about the game and how it works. I don't watch American football and don't know much about the NFL, but I still found this documentary very interesting, from a health and organizational point of view.

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SAPL454
Jul 07, 2014

Evidence of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) is becoming more commonly known amongst some football players and boxers!

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