Last night, PBS premiered the Frontline documentary on the NFL's head-injury crisis, League of Denial. The principal investigative journalists featured in League of Denial, ESPN reporters (and brothers) Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, are here to answer your questions. »
Here's a clip from the Frontline documentary League of Denial. It premieres tonight at 9 p.m. tonight on ES—oh right, on PBS.
We're joined now by New York Times enterprise reporter Alan Schwarz. Best known for his groundbreaking work on football's concussion crisis, he also wrote a terrific history of the role of statistics in baseball, and is a regular recipient of warm holiday greetings from Roger Goodell. Have questions for him about … »
ESPN is aggressively promoting League of Denial, the new book by ESPN reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru on the NFL's concussion crisis, today. There's an excerpt of the book published on ESPN.com. There's a lot of space dedicated to it on the site's front page. There's a story about the book. The brothers… »
"We're not in the business of antagonizing our partner," the ESPN executive told the New York Times, defending the network's sudden withdrawal of support for a program that made the NFL look bad. This wasn't last week. This was nine years ago. »
The players' union finds itself in an awkward situation in the wake of a report that the NFL pressured ESPN
When word broke that ESPN was unexpectedly and belatedly ending its involvement with PBS's Frontline on a pair of documentaries investigating head injuries in football, ESPN swore up and down it had nothing to do with keeping the NFL happy. According to a report in today's New York Times, that was a bold-faced lie. »
So why the hell did ESPN pull out of its collaborative relationship