By Mark Fainaru-Wada, Steve Fainaru
“PROFESSIONAL soccer gamers don't maintain widespread REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE mind ON a typical BASIS.”
So concluded the nationwide soccer League in a December 2005 clinical paper on concussions in America’s most well liked game. That judgment, incredible even to an informal fan, additionally contradicted the opinion of a growing to be cadre of neuroscientists who labored in useless to persuade the NFL that it was once dealing with a perilous new scourge: a protracted mind disorder that used to be using an alarming variety of avid gamers -- together with a number of the all-time greats -- to madness.
League of Denial finds how the NFL, over a interval of approximately twenty years, sought to hide up and deny mounting facts of the relationship among soccer and mind damage.
Comprehensively, and for the 1st time, award-winning ESPN investigative newshounds Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru inform the tale of a public health and wellbeing problem that emerged from the taking part in fields of our twenty first century hobby. everybody knew that soccer is violent and hazardous. yet what the gamers who equipped the NFL right into a $10 billion didn’t recognize – and what the league sought to guard from them – is that no volume of padding may possibly guard the human mind from the strength generated via sleek soccer; that the very essence of the sport will be exposing those avid gamers to mind damage.
In a fast paced narrative that strikes among the NFL trenches, America’s study labs and the boardrooms the place the NFL went to battle opposed to technological know-how, League of Denial examines how the league used its energy and assets to assault self reliant scientists and increase its personal improper learn -- a crusade with echoes of huge Tobacco’s struggle to disclaim the relationship among smoking and lung melanoma. It chronicles the tragic fates of gamers like corridor of repute Pittsburgh Steelers heart Mike Webster, who was once so disturbed on the time of his demise he fantasized approximately capturing NFL executives; and previous Chargers nice Junior Seau, whose diseased mind turned the objective of an unseemly medical conflict among researchers and the NFL. in response to specific interviews, formerly undisclosed files and personal emails, this can be the tale of what the NFL knew and while it knew it – questions on the center of quandary that threatens soccer, from the top degrees down to Pop Warner.
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