Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:00pm EST —
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:00pm EST
Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru are investigative reporters who have spent more than a year and a half reporting on concussions in the NFL. Their work has been featured on ESPN’s digital and broadcast news and information programs, including SportsCenter, Outside the Lines and ESPNEWS. Their book, League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and Battle for Truth, was released in October. In it, Mark and Steve explore all aspects of the concussions crisis, from the NFL’s years-long denials that playing football could lead to brain damage to how the crisis affects football today. The brothers also were featured in a PBS FRONTLINE documentary titled League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis, which discusses the malfeasance and negligence in regards to concussions and brain injury research as well as issues regarding the NFL. Here is a link to the documentary - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/league-of-denial/. Mark and Steve are at the forefront of concussion reporting dating back several years, and continue to aggressively report on concussions at all levels of football. They will be discussing their book and the documentary, as well as the prominent issue of concussions and brain injury.