FRONTLINE: League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis DVD

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FRONTLINE: League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America's indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault as thousands of former players claim the league has covered up football's connection to long-term brain injuries. In a special two-hour investigation, FRONTLINE and prize-winning journalists Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada of ... More
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FRONTLINE: League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America's indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault as thousands of former players claim the league has covered up football's connection to long-term brain injuries. In a special two-hour investigation, FRONTLINE and prize-winning journalists Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada of ESPN reveal the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries, drawn from their forthcoming book League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth (Crown Archetype, October 2013). What did the NFL know and when did it know it? What's the truth about the risks to players? What can be done? The FRONTLINE investigation details how, for years, the league denied and worked to refute scientific evidence that the violent collisions at the heart of the game are linked to an alarming incidence of early onset dementia, catastrophic brain damage, and other devastating consequences for some of football's all-time greats.

Production Year: 2013
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Erik
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5.0 star rating
02/07/22
One of the most important stories of our time.
Review by Erik on 02/07/22 review stating One of the most important stories of our time.
As a lifelong fan of the NFL, I am deeply saddened by the leagues suppression of these players stories. These men deserved more from their employers, and Im grateful to Frontline for bringing these facts to light. Outstanding reporting, as always.
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Uhenio
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5.0 star rating
02/04/21
NFL EXPOSED
Review by Uhenio on 02/04/21 review stating NFL EXPOSED
Eye opener! It was hard for me to sit and watch this program without wanting to reach into the TV and grab Goodell by the neck! My god Ray Charles could SEE he was covering his butt and the bottom line ($$$) for the NFL! Im just glad my children never play football and I feel sorry for all the parents out there who have their kids playing and this corporation making money off this!While it doesnt surprise me , I hope it will CONCERN the parents. Time will tell
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Mle505
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5.0 star rating
02/04/21
Wow! A Must See!
Review by Mle505 on 02/04/21 review stating Wow! A Must See!
I enjoyed so much I bought 2 copies to share with friends who love the sport as much as I do. Very thorough and insightful. We definitely watch the game differently and you can only empathize with the players families after seeing what professional athletes have to endure only years after their career ends. Thank you Frontline - A Must See
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Concussion A.
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5.0 star rating
02/04/21
Excellent representation of the facts
Review by Concussion A. on 02/04/21 review stating Excellent representation of the facts
I love football, but agree that the NFL has not done enough to protect its current players and future players. This insightful documentary lays out all the facts.
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Pierre J.
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4.0 star rating
02/04/21
Football and Head Injuries
Review by Pierre J. on 02/04/21 review stating Football and Head Injuries
In a recent New Yorker review of the film Draft Day, David Denby writes that football is a game whose inner logic demands violence. League of Denial vividly illustrates the traumas to which football players of all ages are exposed, notably long-term brain damage in the form of chronic traumatic encephalitis (CTE), which can lead to memory lo and dementia, among other grave ailments. While the NFL refused to acknowledge any connection between football and CTE, it neverthele reached a settlement with a group of retired players, agreeing to pay $765 million to care for post career ailments and fund further research EUR even though research spanning more than a decade at Boston University had given most persuasive results. Accordingly, parents who might consider encouraging their children to become involved, even at an amateur level, in competitive football EUR or, for that matter in any sport where body contact is widespread, such as hockey EUR would be well advised to watch this Frontline documentary attentively.
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Stray D.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Love of the Game
Review by Stray D. on 07/17/20 review stating Love of the Game
I was 59 year old middle linebacker when I played my last semi-professional football game. Keep your head on a swivel when youre out there. The play ran away from me so I ignored that basic law. The result, a 25 year old University level football player about 6 tall 210 lbs. running at full speed delivered a violent crushing crack back block. Airborne, I could hear his teammates and the crowd cheering and applauding, a perfectly executed and legal block. I was thinking you dummy this is going to hurt. Then I hit the ground, yards from where I started. Everything became silent, I could not focus my eyes it was dark then light, my ears started to ring, I was nauseated, could not catch my breath and my head started ache. I did a quick inventory of my extremitys and even though I was shaking and my strength gone, I jumped to my feet, refused assistance from my teammates with the exception of a question, which way is our sidelines, and like any tough, seasoned, experienced football player that had had his bell rung several times, I walked to my sidelines. In my 27 years of SPF this had happened many times and I had delivered this type of hit hundreds of times. MLB is a violent hitting position. Either taking on blocks from blocking backs or offensive linemen or making tackles leading with my head, trying to hit with all the power I could generate from my legs, through my torso into my arms and hands and finally with my head. I am very familiar with and have been treated for the symptoms of CTE. Any player can tell you that after playing violently they recognize them. Its real, it is happening today and most players even though they have been educated about CTE will continue to play because of their, Love of the Game.
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Wrkn M.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
I FIND THIS AMAZING!
Review by Wrkn M. on 07/17/20 review stating I FIND THIS AMAZING!
I LOVE THE MEDICAL FINDINGS IN THIS DOCUMENTARY BECAUSE IT SHOWS HOW TRAUMA CAN BE CAUSE EVEN WITH THE SHORTEST TIME. AS WELL AS, HOW A LARGE CORPORATION OF GOOD OLBOYS TRYS SO HARD TO COVER UP THEIR TRACKS IN THE SNOW (KNOWING FULL WELL THE WEBSTER ADMISSION PUT THE NAIL IN THE PROVERBIAL COFFIN).
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L L.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Hidden Long-Term Neurologic Danger
Review by L L. on 07/17/20 review stating Hidden Long-Term Neurologic Danger
This documentary shows that the NFL truely doesnt care about their players, only the owners. The cover-ups, the lies, the false research that the leagues physicians, none of them neurologists or neurosurgeons, The susposed research was done by the NFLs lead physician, a rheumatologist. How even the sports news media was slow to respond to this information. The news media would rather cover the Super Bowl preview event than walk across the street to listen to a presentation of real research performed by forensic neuro-pathologists about former pro-football players and even high school football players affected with long-term brain damage. This is a documentary every parent should watch who is considering allowing their son to play football. Every fan of football who watches this documentary will most likely have his/her view of the game altered. I know that it did so for me.
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Enlightened
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Wow!
Review by Enlightened on 07/17/20 review stating Wow!
So powerful and intriguing! I honestly happened upon this documentary on PBS one night and had every intention of surfing the channels for something else to watch, but I could touch the remote. My son plays football and is ecstatic about signing up to play for his high school. He was blind-sided when I told him that because of the dangers of football and the dramatic research linking it to brain damage which has resulted in many suicides, I cannot in good conscious as a mother allow him to play. He is pretty upset, but I will be having him watch this so he can understand that I come from a place of love and concern. I am hoping to share this with friends so they can be informed before putting their kids on the field. ITS A MUST SEE!
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Eurocat
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Informative and a
Review by Eurocat on 07/17/20 review stating Informative and a
This is an informative vidoe for anyone in the public relations field or a sports enthusiast. After reading, Slow Getting Up, by Nate Jackson (former Denver Broncos player), I became interested in the amount of injuries in the NFL. The fact players are injured (often severely) on the field and still return to play is provaccative. At what cost to their bodies and welfare do these players, many who love the game for what it is, contnue to play? What is the NFLs responsibility to the players and the public?


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