How the NFL Worked to Hide the Truth about Concussions and Brain Damage….

Mar 7, 2014

Scientific American

 

 

The NFL not only publicly denied evidence that long-term brain damage could result from concussions suffered by its players, but worked to undercut it
Mar 7, 2014 |By Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

 

 

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  1. Dave Pear
    March 7th, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

    The cover up is worse than the crime!

    Dave Pear
    Pro Bowl 1978
    Super Bowl XV
    Social Security Disability at the age of 50

  2. Dave Pear
    March 9th, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    League of Denial:

    Book Description

    Publication Date: October 8, 2013

    “PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS.”

    So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of neuroscientists who worked in vain to convince the NFL that it was facing a deadly new scourge: A chronic brain disease that was driving an alarming number of players — including some of the all-time greats — to madness.
    League of Denial reveals how the NFL, over a period of nearly two decades, sought to cover up and deny mounting evidence of the connection between football and brain damage.
    Comprehensively, and for the first time, award-winning ESPN investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru tell the story of a public health crisis that emerged from the playing fields of our 21st century pastime. Everyone knew that football is violent and dangerous. But what the players who built the NFL into a $10 billion industry didn’t know – and what the league sought to shield from them – is that no amount of padding could protect the human brain from the force generated by modern football; that the very essence of the game could be exposing these players to brain damage.
    In a fast-paced narrative that moves between the NFL trenches, America’s research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science, League of Denial examines how the……