ESPN Drops Out Of PBS Project On NFL Head Injuries

ESPN ended its collaboration with PBS on an investigation of the NFL and players’ head injuries.ESPN said on Friday that its decision was based on a lack of editorial control over “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis,” airing in October on PBS’ “Frontline” public affairs series. Its logo was removed from projects and the site on the request of ESPN.

“Because ESPN is neither producing nor exercising editorial control over the ‘Frontline’ documentaries, there will be no co-branding involving ESPN on the documentaries or their marketing materials”, ESPN said in a statement.

It should reach to a conclusion sooner and its the mistake of ESPN, Josh Krulewitz said on Friday.

There is potentially a vast implications for the NFL, regarding head injury issue, as more than 4,000 former players suing the league over claims it hid known concussion risks, leading to high rates of dementia, depression and even suicides.

If the players’ look forward to the court then there claim could be worth $1 billion or more.The cases involves medical care of players with disabling dementia, and lifelong medical monitoring for those who are now symptom-free.

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