NFL Disputes Article Claiming It Ignored Concussion Issues
The NFL disputes a New York Times article that claims the league leaned on shoddy science to deny the link between football and CTE.By Grant Suneson | March 29, 2016
The NFL is responding forcefully to a New York Times article criticizing the NFL's handling of head injuries. The league demanded the piece be retracted, but the Times isn't backing down.
The article alleges the league ignored the potential impact of concussions on long-term health and compares the NFL to tobacco companies refusing to acknowledge the health risks of smoking.
In 1994, the NFL established the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee to investigate a link between football and brain injuries. It reportedly didn’t find one, but now those results are being called into question.