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Fainaru-Wada, Mark.

League of Denial : the NFL, concussions, and the battle for truth / Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru. - First edition. - New York : Crown Archetype, [2013] - xiii, 399 p. : ill. (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-383) and index.

Bird brains -- Discovery. The nutcracker ; Psych 101 ; "Dad is in Ohio" ; Fuck you, Jerry Maguire ; The Mike Webster health care system ; The vanilla guy -- Denial. Galen of Pergamon ; Onyemalukwube ; The dissenters ; "The lady doth protest too much" ; A man of science ; The brain hunters -- Reckoning. The art of disease ; Big football ; "Please, see that my brain is given to the NFL's brain bank" ; Concussion, Inc. ; Buzzards -- Scars of the gladiators.

Both ESPN investigative reporters, the authors reveal 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. This narrative moves between the NFL trenches, America's research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science; it examines how the league used its power and resources to attack independent scientists and elevate its own flawed research.

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Football injuries
Brain damage
Sports injuries
Sports medicine