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  1. New Book Says the NFL Suppressed Football’s Link to Brain Damage

    For more than two decades, America’s most profitable pro sports league denied and downplayed mounting evidence that linked football to debilitating long-term brain damage. So says ”League of Denial,” a book hitting stores next Tuesday which documents the NFL’s whitewashing efforts and will inevitably compound a public relations disaster for the sport. But if you think transparency will now be the new name of the game, remember that ESPN, who holds lucrative contracts with the NFL, backed out of the documentary that was going to accompany this book — many say to protect its cozy relationship with the NFL.

    Sources: ESPN, Sports Illustrated

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