Season 32, Episode 3 League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

First Aired: October 8, 2013

Part 1 of 2. An examination of the NFL's response to football-inflicted concussions, including its attempts to refute scientific evidence linking on-field collisions to early-onset dementia and brain damage. Included: the case of former Pittsburgh Steeler center Mike Webster (1952-2002), whose chronic traumatic encephalopathy likely resulted from his career. Based on Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru's book, "League of Denial."

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