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SBD/October 9, 2013/Media
"League Of Denial" Portrays NFL, Tagliabue, Goodell In Negative Light
Published October 9, 2013
FINDING PROGRESS: Pro Football HOFer Harry Carson said, "I’m happy that the story has been told in the largest possible platform, so that people can make up their own minds about what they need to do before deciding whether their kids can play or not." He added, "It doesn’t exactly paint the NFL in a favorable light. The players know how the NFL operates. And people who were unaware, like [former NFL team physician] Bennet Omalu, he said it best in the film -- about how the NFL can squash you." Asked whether that remark will make him unwelcome at Giants President & CEO John Mara’s house, Carson said, "I don’t think it will be a problem. The Giants organization knows I’ve taken a very strong stance on this issue for about 20 years. So it’s nothing new." He added, "I even shared with them prior to the season that I was working on the documentary, and said that if it’s a problem, they should let me know. When I go on the air and do the (Giants First and Ten) show, I talk football. I’m not talking concussions, so there’s a separation there. If there is any kind of blowback, it probably would have already occurred. And if there is down the road, so be it" (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 10/9). For additional reaction, check out today's Morning Buzz.