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"ESPN backing out of Frontline concussion doc means it's getting way more publicity. Now a must watch."-- SI's Pete Thamel. (TWITTER.com, 8/23)
The NFL and ESPN Friday morning denied a N.Y. TIMES report that the league pressured ESPN to pull out of an investigative project with PBS' “Frontline” regarding head injuries in the NFL. The N.Y. TIMES’ James Miller cited two people familiar with the situation stating the league pressured its media partner during a luncheon this week in N.Y. But NFL VP/Communications Brian McCarthy told THE DAILY, “It is not true that we pressured ESPN to pull out of the film. The lunch was requested several weeks ago by ESPN. We meet with our business partners on a regular basis and this was not unusual.” ESPN’s Josh Krulewitz said, “The decision to remove our branding was not a result of concerns about ...
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