"League of Denial," the PBS Doc About NFL Concussions, May Become a Feature Film

Monday December 9th, 2013

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Coming soon to a movie theatre near you: A highly-efficient delivery system for abject guilt. The rights to turn Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada's book and PBS documentary League of Denial into a feature film have been purchased, Deadline reports. The work documented how the NFL's leadership systematically and seemingly deliberately sought to discredit the work of scientific discoveries on the long-term danger of concussions. You may know the documentary better as the project from which ESPN controversially disengaged itself.

The news comes about a month after the announcement that Ridley Scott plans to direct a drama along similar lines. Combined, the two films should ensure that the cloud hanging over the NFL will get much darker. [Deadline]

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