Huge story in the NY Times today about ESPN pulling out of their joint project with the PBS Frontline documentary series. The story alleges that the NFL pressured ESPN to cease their involvement in the project. According to the story, ESPN & PBS had worked together for over 15 months before this recent development, which surprised PBS. Reports of a denial from the NFL also surfaced this morning. Obviously this is a developing story that clearly is a huge, ongoing issue because of current litigation and possible future litigation against the NFL for their involvement in dealing with concussions suffered by their players over the years.
Here is the trailer for the two-part documentary set to debut on October 8.
Watch “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” preview on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.
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