NFL Might've Used Incomplete Research To Downplay Concussions
The New York Times alleges the NFL's 1996-2001 baseline studies omitted over 10 percent (about 100 cases) of the concussions its players suffered.By Jamal Andress | March 24, 2016
The NFL's concussion controversy has been on full tilt for years now, and as the 2016 season approaches, more damning allegations are being leveled against America's most popular sport.
According to an investigation by The New York Times, the "N.F.L.'s concussion research was far more flawed than previously known." That research was supposed to analyze the concussions sustained by NFL players between 1996 and 2001, but The New York Times alleges "more than 100 diagnosed concussions were omitted from the studies."
If that's the case, then all the studies conducted by the NFL to help draw conclusions about the prevalence and severity of concussions in the league were missing more than 10 percent of the dataset.