Originally posted on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 8/23/13

NEW YORK - APRIL 22: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on as he stands on stage during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
ESPN has dropped out of a long standing investigation and story on concussions in the NFL. It's being reported that they caved to the NFL's pressure to cease their involvement, despite public denials from ESPN and the NFL on that topic. And of course, Roger Goodell is at the center of the controversy.   Midtown lunch meeting w/Goodell led ESPN to pull out of Frontline concussion documentary http://t.co/awNpcNcWoz — Connor Ennis (@EnnisNYT) August 23, 2013 And now ESPN is catching tons of heat for their "journalistic integrity". I didn't realize they had any. And that's just the thing, the NFL controls their purse strings to a large extent and their ability to report on the NFL without bias is compromised because their success is so aligned with their tightness with the NFL. The hypocrisy inolved here is just stunning. The NFL is concerned about the validity and "fairness" of this report and ESPN stands by the similar narrative that they aren't interested in witch
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