Posted October 09, 2013

Twitter world reacts to League of Denial documentary

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Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL have remained mum on the League of Denial documentary. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL have remained mum on the League of Denial documentary. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

The documentary about the concussion issue in the NFL, League of Denial, which is the companion to the book of the same name, aired on PBS last night, and USA TODAY put together a sampling of real-time reaction on Twitter. The NFL’s Twitter account wasn’t one of them, and the league has denied all interview requests about the film/book.

The league recently settled a class-action lawsuit brought by about 4,500 former players for $765 million, and it had to pay the plantiffs’ legal fees (estimated to be another $200 million). But the NFL did not have to divulge any internal files about what it may have known about the risks of concussions and has remained steadfast in denying any wrongdoing.

The complete documentary can be viewed here, and an excerpt of the book, written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, can be read here.

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2 comments
DSM
DSM

It seems astonishing that Paul Tagliabue, either as an ethical person or an experienced lawyer, would have thought covering up this issue was the right or smart thing to do.

Fifilo
Fifilo

@DSM It got him through, now it is no his problem.