- Fainaru-Wada and his brother Steve Fainaru have written a new book called League of Denial — it's also a Frontline Documentary on PBS. They take an exhaustive look at how the NFL has dealt with allegations that playing football can lead to brain damage. They interviewed doctors, scientists, former players and their family members — though not NFL officials, who declined interview requests to them and also to NPR.
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Oct 7, 2013: NPR When It Comes To Brain Injury, Authors Say NFL Is In A 'League Of Denial'
October 8, 2013: NY Times Collisions of Football Helments and Money
- The National Football League, so good at hyping its own games and stars, may have inadvertently sprinkled some of that promotional fairy dust on “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis,” a “Frontline” installment about brain injuries among players.
The program, Tuesday night on PBS, is mostly a recap of the league’s response to mounting medical evidence about the dangers of the sport, and, in our cynical age, it would probably have generated only modest interest and a “What do you expect when billions of dollars are involved?” reaction.