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League of denial [electronic resource] : The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth. Mark Fainaru-Wada.

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  • ISBN: 9780770437558 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, 2013.

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Summary, etc.: "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...
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Subject: Nonfiction.
Medical.
Sports & Recreations.
Genre: Electronic books.

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