Newsclip®: [Sports] Uncle Sam is getting wise to NFL’s concussion phoniness | New York Post

"The NFL's concussion problem is only getting worse. After the NFL pulled $16 million in funding from a concussion research study by the National Institutes for Health in March, a congressional investigation has produced a report finding the NFL did so after attempting to improperly influence the research. ESPN's 'Outside the Lines' obtained the 91-page report, which notes the NFL -- unhappy with the selection of Boston University's Dr. Robert Stern, who previously had been critical of the league -- tried to direct the study to other candidates, then backed out of a signed deal to pay for more than half of the $30 million study looking into to delve deeper into the relationship between the sport and CTE when their appeals weren't granted. The cost was turned over to taxpayers, a result the NFL was told would happen if it backed out. “In this instance, our investigation has shown that while the NFL had been publicly proclaiming its role as", nypost.com


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