It’s reported by a senior house Democrat that the National Football League wrongfully sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone says the league tried to strong-arm the National Institutes of Health into taking the project away from a researcher who the NFL feared was biased.
According to the report made on Monday, the NFL had agreed to donate $30 million to the National Institutes of Health for brain research but later backed out after learning who was heading the research. Some critics say the NFL has long downplayed the link between football and brain damage, alleging that an NFL committee on brain injury had long ignored or minimized the link between repetitive head trauma and brain damage.
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Source: Andrew Taylor Taylor, Associated Press & Barry Wilner
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