Espn Abandons “Frontline” NFL Head-Injury Investigation

Espn Abandons “Frontline” NFL Head-Injury Investigation
Espn has exited a long-running investigation into the response of the National Football League to various head injuries suffered over the years by its players that the sports-cable network was pursuing with PBS’s “Frontline” news program, senior “Frontline” producers said in a dispatch posted online Thursday.

The two parties’ investigation has been running for 15 months, and the work has spawned a web site, “Concussion Watch,” that tracks and analyzes officially reported head injuries in the NFL, as well as a two-part investigation called “League of Denial” expected to air on PBS in the fall – just as the NFL’s season is getting underway.

From now on, at Espn’s request, we will no longer use their logos and collaboration credit on these sites and on our upcoming film League of Denial, which investigates the NFL’s response to head injuries among football players,” read a statement from “Frontline” executive
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