Mark Fainaru-Wada



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“A man will not believe something that his livelihood depends on his not believing.”
Mark Fainaru-Wada, League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth

“Finally, the Steelers were backed up near their own goal line when Brister called for a draw play. He handed off to Hoge, who found himself staring into a human wall. It consisted not only of Seth Joyner but also of Jerome Brown, a defensive tackle, and Reggie White, one of the most feared defensive ends in the history of the NFL. Hoge thought: I’m gonna fuck them up. I’m gonna hit them as hard as they’ve ever been hit in their life. He plunged headfirst into the wall. “When I hit, I felt like my internal organs just went out my ass,” he said. “It was like poof!”
Mark Fainaru-Wada, League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth

“what the researchers were saying was that the essence of football—the unavoidable head banging that occurs on every play, like a woodpecker jackhammering at a tree—can unleash a cascading series of neurological events that in the end strangles your brain, leaving you unrecognizable. The”
Mark Fainaru-Wada, League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth



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