NFL Concussions: The Story Behind the League’s Denials
In 2011, Dave Duerson, defensive back for the Chicago Bears, asked that his brain be studied upon his death and then shot himself in the chest. Hits to the head are a part of the game, but the NFL has long denied that football players are at higher risk for mental illnesses caused by concussions. This hour we’ll talk about the evidence, and if the league will confront accusations head on.
- Jim Gilmore, FRONTLINE co-producer and reporter
- Susan Reyburn, author of FOOTBALL NATION: Four Hundred Years of America’s Game