Found October 02, 2013 on Rumors and Rants:
PLAYERS: Roger Goodell
According to a new book, the NFL conducted a two-decade crusade to deny scientific research that showed a link between playing football and brain damage. The book is entitled “League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth” and was written by ESPN investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru. The book reports that the NFL used it’s resources to discredit independent studies by scientists, and cited research data that minimized the dangers of concussions while emphasizing its own flawed research. It also claims that league executives used a public relations strategy designed to keep the public unaware of what those executives knew about the dangers of playing the game and its long-term effects. The NFL began whitewashing the debilitating neurological effects of playing football suffered by former players under former league commissioner Paul Tagliabue, who retired in 2006. That strategy continued under his successor, current commissioner Roger Goodell...
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