With news that the NFL has reached a reported $756 million settlement in the long running brain-injury saga, the trailer for the Frontline documentary, League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis, about the subject, has made it way online.
The settlement is between the NFL and 18,000 retired players, “agreeing to compensate victims, pay for medical exams and underwrite research”, as per ESPN sources. The brain injury saga has come into full examination in recent years with the high profile deaths of some of the league’s noted players; including former San Diego Charger/New England Patriot Junior Seau (who committed suicide in May of 2012), and 2-time Super Bowl champion Dave Duerson (who committed suicide in 2011).
PBS’ Frontline has been investigating the concussion-crisis and will air a special 2-hour documentary about the investigation on October 8th. Insight on the recent settlement from the Frontline perspective can be read here while information and background about the documentary can be found here.
Check out the trailer below. The 2013-2014 NFL season kicks off this coming weekend.