This recent PBS documentary made national headlines in the wake of the NFL's settlement with retired players. It's a sobering look at America's favorite game and the price paid by those who play football at every level...concussions, personality changes, anger management, depression, dementia, severe health issues, and suicide are all linked to the violence of football. What did the NFL know and when did the league know it? That's what League of Denial wants to find out.
Even though the NFL declined to participate in the film, it examines all angles of the problem, and questions whether the game can actually ever change for the benefit of the players. What will happen when the next generation of players is held back by parents who fear for their sons' well-being? For the millions and millions of football fans across the country, this is essential viewing, as we all think about the price paid to entertain us on Sunday afternoons.