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Former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver died Sept. 25 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. That evening, Hall of Famer Harry Carson spoke at a WGBH event previewing PBS’ new Frontline film, League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis, which documents the NFL’s neglect on concussion issues over the last two decades. Carson, a former New York Giants linebacker, linked Oliver’s death to football’s head injury crisis that night. He didn’t need research. He didn’t want caveats. He realizes concussions are more complicated than what can be seen through a 59-year-old’s eyes, but his linebacker’s instincts have told him all he needs to know. Carson appears in the new Frontline film, but he started talking about concussion issues in 1992, long before they became a hot topic — or even a topic most people would consider. “I said then, ‘There will come a point in time when players start committing suicide,’” he said at the WGBH event. The reason he knows, he said, is because he on
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