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The FRONTLINE Interview: Sydney Seau
The daughter of legendary linebacker Junior Seau says football changed her dad, leaving him forgetful, distant and prone to fits of anger.
October 8, 2013
The FRONTLINE Interview: Chris Nowinski
A Harvard football player turned professional wrestler, Nowinski’s experience following a debilitating concussion led him to found the Sports Legacy Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to research and education around head injuries.
October 8, 2013
The FRONTLINE Interview: Leigh Steinberg
The inspiration for the movie character “Jerry Maguire,” Leigh Steinberg was a super-agent who once represented NFL stars such as Troy Aikman and Steve Young. In the 1990s, he organized conferences to educate his clients about the risks of concussions.
October 8, 2013
The FRONTLINE Interview: Dr. Joseph Maroon
As team neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Maroon and his colleagues developed a now widely used test to determine whether a football player should return to play after a concussion. He is a consultant to the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee.
October 8, 2013
Concussion Watch: NFL Head Injuries in Week 5
Week 5 of the NFL season saw at least six players removed from games because of possible head injuries.
October 8, 2013
The FRONTLINE Interviews: League of Denial
Players and their families, doctors and activists talk to FRONTLINE about the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries.
October 8, 2013
In Damage Control Mode, NFL Shied From Its Own Brain Research
In 2009, a leaked NFL study seemed to mark a game-changer in the concussion crisis -- until the league distanced itself from the research.
October 8, 2013
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League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis
What did the NFL know, and when did they know it? FRONTLINE reveals the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries.
October 8, 2013
The FRONTLINE Interview: Steve Young
A Hall of Fame NFL quarterback, Young played suffered seven concussions before retiring. He says he worries about the toll that routine head hits are taking on linemen and running backs.
October 7, 2013
The FRONTLINE Interview: Harry Carson
Harry Carson is a Hall of Fame linebacker, but he says he can't enjoy the honor knowing that so many former NFL players are struggling with head injuries.
October 7, 2013
The FRONTLINE Interview: Dr. Ann McKee
A lifelong football fan, Boston University's Ann McKee has discovered the degenerative brain disease CTE in dozens of former players. In 2010, the NFL donated $1 million to her Boston University research lab, establishing it the league’s preferred brain bank.
October 7, 2013