ESPN’s CEO John Skipper decided to end his company’s partnership with a PBS’s Frontline investigation into NFL concussions after viewing a trailer for the upcoming documentary.
Skipper, talking to ESPN’s ombudsman, said he thought the trailer sensationalized the story. .…
You can watch that trailer — “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” preview — on PBS. (VIDEO)
… one week before Skipper went public and severed the partnership, the CEO met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Steve Bornstein, president of the NFL Network.
The Times described the meeting as “combative,” and their sources say that Goodell pressured Skipper to cut ties with Frontline on the project. From the trailer, it’s pretty easy to see how the NFL fares in the documentarians’ hands: “Frontline investigates what the NFL knew, and when they knew it,” the narrator says. Then, an interviewee adds, “you can’t go against the NFL. They’ll squash you.” …
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Frontline’s League of Denial will air on PBS in two parts on October 8 and 15th.
In fact, I believe the NFL will not be able to dodge these charges.
The damage to players is far greater than we knew.